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Alexandra Lethbridge is a conceptual artist working with photography and installation. Her practice includes the use of found and appropriated imagery, sculpture and moving-image.

Recurring themes in her work are deception, misdirection, misinformation, visual truth and the cognitive processing and consumption of information.

Lethbridge is drawn to ambiguities, the gap between this and that, interpretations and misalignments of ideas, and how we consume visual culture. She grounds her work with scientific research and contrasts these theories with experimental image-making.

Her book The Meteorite Hunter was shortlisted for the Paris Photo Aperture Foundation First PhotoBook Award. The book is part of the collection at the MoMA, New York. Her work has been exhibited worldwide and has won many awards. Her work also sits in the ING Collection, Amsterdam. Alongside her practice, Alexandra is a Lecturer in Photography at Falmouth University, Southampton Solent University, and University of Portsmouth and is a visiting lecturer at many other institutions.

Education

Alexandra graduated from the University of Brighton with a Masters in Photography. Previous education has included Winchester School of Art, UK and the International Center of Photography in New York.





Awards

  • 2021: Winner, Spotlight Award, Belfast Photo Festival
  • 2020: Shortlisted Foam Talent
  • 2019: Finalist, LensCulture Art Photography Award
  • 2019: Shortlisted Foam Talent
  • 2019: Selected Voies Off, Arles
  • 2018: Selected Singapore Photo Festival
  • 2018: Winner Voies Off, Arles
  • 2017: Finalist ING Unseen Talent Award
  • 2017: Arles Photo Review Awards Special mention
  • 2017: Winner Flash Forward Magenta Foundation
  • 2017: Winner FORMAT Festival Affinity Award
  • 2017 : Finalist Grand Prix, Fotofestiwal Lodz
  • 2016: Shortlisted Brighton Photo Fringe OPEN16
  • 2016: Winner Dentons Art Prize, The Meteorite Hunter
  • 2016: Nominated Magnum Photo & PhotoLondon Graduate Photographers Award
  • 2015: Selected The Anamorphosis Prize
  • 2015: Winner Moscow International Photo Awards
  • 2015: Winner Circulations Festival Open Call
  • 2015: Shortlisted 30 Guernsey International Photography Competition
  • 2015: Finalist Renaissance Photography Prize
  • 2015: Selected Fresh Faced & Wild Eyed, The Photographers’ Gallery
  • 2015: Winner Flash Forward Magenta Foundation, UK
  • 2015: Nominated Magnum Photo & PhotoLondon Graduate Photographers Award
  • 2015: Shortlisted Barcelona International Photography Awards
  • 2015: Shortlisted Athens Photo Festival, Greece
  • 2015: Winner FORMAT Festival Clifton Cameras Prize
  • 2014: Shortlisted Aperture Foundation Paris Photo First Photobook Award
  • 2014: Winner Danny Wilson Memorial Professionals Choice Award, Brighton Photo Fringe

Exhibitions

  • 2021: Belfast Photo Festival
  • 2021: Phroom- ‘Zapping the Archive’, Ukraine
  • 2020: Phroom – ‘Zapping the Archive’, Online
  • 2020: Winchester School of Art 150th anniversary – solo exhibition, UK
  • 2019: Fly Me To The Moon, Leica Gallery, Milan
  • 2019: Art Stays Festival, Slovenia
  • 2019: Solo Exhibition Format Festival, Derby
  • 2019: 209 Women Commission, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool
  • 2019: Solo Exhibition Brooklyn Media Centre, New York
  • 2018: 209 Women Commission, Westminster, London
  • 2018: Singapore Photo Festival
  • 2018: Emerging Talents Festival, Italy
  • 2018: Solo Exhibition Copenhagen Photo Festival
  • 2018: Lumiere Center, Moscow
  • 2018:  1 Godley VC House, Griffin Gallery, London
  • 2018: A Voice of a Generation, The Quin Hotel, New York
  • 2017: Unfold Space Festival, London
  • 2017: Unseen Festival, Amsterdam
  • 2017: Solo Exhibition Fabrica Inbetween Gallery, Brighton
  • 2017: Fotofestiwal Lodz, Poland
  • 2016: Red Herrings, Gallery 40, Brighton Photo Fringe
  • 2016: 6th Annual Zine & Self-Published Photo Book Fair, New York
  • 2016: Circulations Festival, Paris
  • 2016: PHOTOUKINDIA, Origins, India.
  • 2015: Seeing is Believing, Encontros da Imagem, Portugal
  • 2015: Humble Arts Foundations, Group Show 47: Space Jamz
  • 2015: Beyond the Camera, Pingyao International Photography Festival, China
  • 2015: Mt. Figure, Unseen Photo Fair & Festival, Amsterdam
  • 2015: Fresh Faced +Wild Eyed, The Photographer’s Gallery, London
  • 2015: Fotografia Europea Festival, Italy
  • 2015: Kijk:papers, Kessel, Germany
  • 2015: Photo Book Melbourne Festival, Australia
  • 2015: IMA Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

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