Ore RunoffDuluth, MN 2014Digital Capture, File Ref. 140826-0214

Ore Runoff 

Duluth, MN 2014 

Digital Capture, File Ref. 140826-0214 



Solo Exhibition 

Man and Coast: What to do When the North Sea Rises 

Landes Museum for Nature and Man in Oldenburg, Germany 

October 29, 2016 - April 23, 2017 


Exhibition at the ICA Maine College of Art 

April 1 - April 22, 2016 

Recent work from Europe, a photo essay on what a low carbon landscape looks like and how land use in Europe contributes to a 50% smaller carbon foot print per capita: Yale Environment 360 

Alex is proud to be part of the just released book "Kurswechsel Küste" by Karsten Reise on ‪sea level rise‬ and ‪adaptation‬ strategies along the ‪Wadden Sea‬ and ‪Nordsee‬ coast. For more information: http://tinyurl.com/hr9sqqx 

Alex's work will be on view at Beetles + Huxley in London in the photographic exhibition "The Photographers 2015" from November 25 to December 23 2015. For more information click here. 

From our Tar Sands Truth project, journalist Dan Grossman and I have self-published a book with the material from our travels. Opening with mining in Alberta, we then explore processing and transport to the midwest and Gulf Coast, ending with the shocking scale of consumption in the southern US. It is now available for preview and purchase in the Blurb Bookstore. 

Alex is pleased to announce a collaboration with Orlebar Brown for their Summer 2015 Men’s swimwear line. This line, inspired by aerial photography, features two of Alex’s images printed on their iconic trunks. View the collection here.  

From April 4th to November 2015, images from Alex’s Iron + Steel and Tar Sands series will be displayed in the photography gallery at the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire. Read more about the exhibition here.  

Alex’s portfolio has been recently updated to include more work on Tar Sands and a new series on Iron + Steel. 


Read Alex's opinion piece on income inequality  

and the evolution of Detroit in December 7th’s  

Sunday Review section of the New York Times.  

Alex is featured in the November 2014  

issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine. 

The article, titled “Below The Surface:  

How Environmentalists Could Win the Keystone Battle  

and Lose the War on Tar Sands Oil”, includes 

exclusive images from Alex’s travels this year to  

Alberta, the midwest, and the Gulf coast  

documenting tar sands oil’s extraction, refining, and consumption. The images are accompanied  

with text by environmental journalist Dan Grossman.  

On December 3, 2014 from 7-9pm, Alex will be  

speaking for Urban Forum in Ottowa City Hall,  

Canada. The lecture is titled "Oil: The Sands to Suburbs  

Connection" and will be open to the public. 

The September 2014 issue of  

Photo District News features  

Alex's work on the Alberta tar sands 

as a "Fresh Approach to Environmental Storytelling" 

Through August 14th, Alex and journalist  

Dan Grossman are fundraising  

for a return investigation to Alberta, Canada.  

You can read more about the project  

and contribute to their Indiegogo campaign  

via this link.  

The July 2014 Issue of  

Conde Nast Traveler 

features Alex's work in an article  

titled "Flight Patterns". 

Words from editor Pilar Guzmán: 

"A portfolio by photographer Alex MacLean,  

taken from an airplane, reminds us that even  

the most common summer pastimes  

can feel utterly exotic—all you need is a little  

change in perspective." 

Alex's portfolio has been recently updated  

to include his work documenting  

mining in Alberta, Canada.  

For a look at this material, click here.  

A gallery of more editorial images  

will be posted soon. 

The Box Gallery in Kansas City, MO is  

featuring Alex's images of the region 

through May 30, 2014 

The 25th annual MassArt auction  

will feature  

"Cut Flower Fields, Carlsbad, CA".  

Bidding is open online via Paddle 8  

through the night of the auction on 

April 12. For more information  

on the event, click here. 

Follow Alex on Instagram

Read about the latest news from the studio  

in Alex's Winter newsletter. 

Alex is pleased to announce an  

upcoming exhibition at the  

Beetles + Huxley Gallery in London  

from March 3 to March 29. 

Promotion for the upcoming exhibition  

has been featured in: 

The Guardian 

The Telegraph 


Yahoo UK 

The Evening Standard 


Alex's exhibition at the Centre Pompidou-Metz  

has been extended until March 2014. 

Alex has donated a photograph to the  

ArtCetera 2013 auction taking place  

on October 5th at Boston's Park Plaza Castle.  

Limited tickets available online.  

To view or bid on the work please visit Paddle 8.  


Alex has three photographs at the  

Grand Rapids Art Museum for ArtPrize 2013. 

The exhibition runs until October 6th. 


Alex has a photo in the Sunday, August 18th issue of 

The New York Times. Reshaping New York 

Interactive feature.  


Alex is on the cover of Architectural Record 

August 2013 issue Landscape in the City


Alex has been selected to participate in ArtPrize 2013  

and will be exhibiting work at the Grand Rapid Art Museum (GRAM). The show opens September 12th and will be on exhibit until October 6th. 


Alex MacLean has several photographs at  

the Westport Arts Center. Curated by  

Helen Klisser During, Bird’s-Eye View features  

major contemporary photographs, paintings and  

drawings from the Andrew and Christine Hall Collection. The exhibition runs from June 14 to September 8, 2013. 


The exhibition, Views from above, opened 

at the Centre Pompidou Mets on May 17th.  

The show runs until October 7th, 2013. 


CNN Photos launched 

"Exploring farms from above,"  

a photo blog with various agricultural  

aerial photographs.  


Alex MacLean wil be giving a brief talk at  

Harvard University Graduate School of Design  

for the exhibit New Work on Aerial Vision 

April 25, 2013 6-8pm 

Stubbins/Room 112 (Gund Hall) 


Alex MacLean will be attending 

2013's VRA Conference  

Providence, Rhode Island 

April 4, 4:30 pm - Meet and Greet 

Aprl 6, 11:30 am - Keynote Speaker 


Alex MacLean will be speaking at  

The Arlington School 

April 4, 10:20 am 


Alex MacLean will be in Metz, France 

for the opening of his group exhibition: 

Views from Above 

May 17 - October 7, 2013 

Centre Pompidou Metz 

Curated by Angela Lampe 


Alex MacLean will be in London  

for the opening of his group exhibition: 

Landmark: Fields of Photography 

March 13 - April 28, 2013 

Somerset House 

Curated by William Ewing 


For inquiries about fine art prints, please contact one of our galleries to inquire about availability and pricing. 

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Alex MacLean's studio is located at: 

23 Conant Road 

Lincoln, MA 01773 

Tel: 781.259.7900 

Fax: 781.259.7902 


Studio Hours  

Monday - Friday 

9AM - 4PM 

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