Monday, October 9 2017 at the CCA
TSP are pleased to present artist Alexandra Huddleston to discuss her practice.
What does it mean to transform one’s art practice mid-career? Among the young freshers, there are also some older faces starting this year at the Glasgow School of Art, filled with their own particular type of anticipation and anxiety. One of them is the American photographer Alexandra Huddleston, who is in Glasgow as part of a mid-career transformation of her practice. For this month’s presentation, she will discuss where she’s coming from, where she hopes to go, and the current turmoil and excitement of a mid-career genre change in photography.
Alexandra Huddleston is a photographer, book artist, publisher and pilgrim. Alexandra’s early career focused on documentary photography. She earned an MS in journalism from Columbia University, worked as a photography editor in New York City, and shot her first long-term project in Timbuktu, Mali, financed by a Fulbright Grant. However, her current interest in landscape photography and its narrative, symbolic, and expressive potential grew from her pilgrimages. Between 2009 and 2014, Alexandra walked three of the world’s most important pilgrimages—in Spain, France, and Japan—travelling over 2500 kilometers by foot, transforming her photographic practice in the process.
Huddleston has been an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center on an NEA fellowship (USA, 2007), the UCROSS Foundation (USA, 2008), Michigan State University (USA, 2008), Cow House Studios (Ireland, 2016), and Cill Rialaig (Ireland, 2017). Her most recent landscape photography project “Vertigo” was honored as a 2016 Critical Mass Finalist.