The Meteorite Hunter is an archive of a search for meteorites and the places they come from.
Following the journey of a fictitious hunter, The Meteorite Hunter documents the artefacts found, both overlooked and celebrated through the process, presenting them equally and without disparity. Sometimes the quest to experience something unique or unusual, overshadows the familiar and recognisable. The series focuses on finding the extraordinary in everyday life, using the meteorite as a metaphor for the fantastic hidden in the mundane.
The work is presented as a collection of artefacts, where only one of the objects’ is an actual meteorite. By combining factual and fictional works, it encourages engagement and participation in the search for the meteorite. Playing on the ambiguity of the imagery makes us reconsider everyday objects, effectively trying to create circumstances where the familiar appears unfamiliar.
Alexandra Lethbridge (b.1987) is a photographer born in Hong Kong and based in the UK. She graduated from the University of Brighton with a Masters in Photography in 2014. Previous education has included Winchester School of Art and the International Center of Photography in New York.
In 2014, she was shortlisted for the Paris Photo Aperture Foundation First PhotoBook Award for her publication, The Meteorite Hunter, which has recently been added to the collection at the Museum Of Modern Art, New York. Other awards have included, the Professional Choice Winner of the Danny Wilson Memorial Award and Flash Forward Magenta Foundation Winner 2015. Most recently, she has been selected for Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed 2015, shown at The Photographers’ Gallery, London.
Her work has been exhibited internationally as part of Circulations Festival, Paris, Encontros de Imagem Festival, Portugal, Pingyao International Photography Festival, China, Delhi Photo Festival, India, and Fotografia European Festival, Italy.
In 2015, The Guardian recognised her as ‘a rising star of British photography’ with her work featuring in magazines and online publications such as HotShoe, LensCulture, Der Grief, Photoworks, Self Publish Be Happy, Pik magazine, Float magazine, Introdex magazine, Wired Magazine, and The Telegraph online.
Founded in 2014 Cork Photo festival is an artist led celebration of photography. During July emerging and established photographers present works in all manner of places, from galleries and other arts venues to local businesses and heritage sites.
Cork Photo promotes the development of contemporary photographic practice, we welcome listings and submissions from individuals and collectives working with lens based media and installations incorporating photographic imagery.
Taken form website: 2016 sees the launch of Cork Photo gallery. A photography gallery showcasing the works of local and international artists working in photography and related media. Situated in the beautiful surrounds of Fitzgerald Park. Cork Photo offers a broad range of arts based workshops catering for all levels of engagement.
This years Cork Photo festival launch will take place at Cork Photo HQ in the Lord Mayor’s Pavilion on the 1st July 2016 and will be running for a month.
To find out more about the Cork Photo Festival visit the website here.
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