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Alexandra Lethbridge

The Meteorite Hunter

Above Left: Alexandra Lethbridge, Blue Rock, 2014
Above Right: Alexandra Lethbridge, Study, 2014

The Meteorite Hunter is an archive of a search for meteorites and the places they come from.

A Meteorite Hunter is someone who commits to the art of finding space rocks in a focused pursuit. Their job entails searching for a glimpse of a translunary guest, a clue to something that tells us more about who we are and where we come from.

Using the notion of the Meteorite as a metaphor for the fantastical hidden in the everyday, the body of work is a document of a hunt to locate the ethereal and sublime in the mundane and banal.

The resulting archive acts as evidence to this search, documenting the accumulation of artifacts overlooked in search of the exotic.

Using these ideas, the work aims to challenge our preconceptions of our surroundings and question the parallels between our own world and our imaginations.


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Artist Bio

Image: Alexandra Lethbridge, Space, 2014

Alexandra Lethbridge (b.1987) graduated from the University of Brighton with a Masters in Photography. Previous education has included Winchester School of Art and the International Center of Photography in New York.

Most recently, she has been shortlisted for the Paris Photo Aperture Foundation First PhotoBook Award for her book The Meteorite Hunter.