John MacLean | CV | Born in Buckinghamshire, England, John spent part of his childhood in Canada and the United States. He began using a camera at the age of 14 when he discovered the book ‘American Images’, featuring the work of Lee Friedlander, Lewis Baltz and John Gossage. After studying mathematics, physics and geology he went on to graduate in photography at the University of Derby. He subsequently worked at The Royal College of Art for four years. John has been a London-based, freelance photographer since 1998. His exhibition of Two and Two was a solo show at Flowers Gallery, London. John has had work published in Source, 1000 Words, Photoworks, Camera Austria, SeeSaw, LPV Magazine, IANN Magazine, British Journal of Photography, Album, Gomma… John has published eight photobooks; New Colour Guide appeared on two ‘Best Photobooks of 2012′ lists. Hometowns features in ‘Photographers’ Sketchbooks’ (Thames and Hudson), Camera Austria, SeeSaw and Inventory. Selected Recent Photography Exhibitions: October 2014. Hometowns. Brighton Photo Biennial. March 2014. Hometowns. A Process. New Galerie im Hohmannhaus (Germany). March 2014. A to B. On Landscape, (London). October 2013. New Colour Guide. Dispara Xestion Cultural (Spain). July 2012. New Colour Guide. Uncommon Ground. Flowers Gallery (London). August 2011. City. For Japan. Hotshoe Gallery (London). June 2011. City. Flowers Gallery (London) March 2011. City. Continuum, Intervention Gallery (London) June 2010. Two and Two. Solo Exhibition. Flowers Gallery (London). Selected Recent Book Exhibitions: (2014) Photobookshow, Tokyo, Japan. (2014) Infocus. Phoenix Art Gallery, USA. (2013) A Fair, Kansas, USA. Curated by Travis Shaffer. (2013) Paris Photo, LePhotobookFest. (2012) Flash Forward, Boston. June 2012. (2011) Krakow Photomonth, Flash Forward (Boston), The International Book Fair (Kassel), PhotoIreland, Berlin Book Fair, Publish It Yourself (Paris), Belfast Photo Festival, Margate Photography Festival, New York Photo Festival, PhotoBook London. Selected Recent Bibliography: December 2014. Camera Austria. Hometowns. October 2014. Thames and Hudson: Photographers’ Sketchbooks. Hometowns. April 2014. Gomma Books. Suture. A to B. March 2014. Inventory Magazine NY. Hometowns. February 2013. SeeSaw Magazine. Hometowns. December 2012. Source, The Photographic Review Issue 73. New Colour Guide. November 2012. LPV Magazine. New Colour Guide. September 2011. Source, The Photographic Review Issue 68. A to B. August 2011. Album-Magazine fur Photografie. Two and Two. October 2010. 1000 Words. City. July 2010. British Journal Photography. Two and Two. June 2010. Francis Hodgson review ‘Playing games with Real Life’. Two and Two. January 2010. Source, The Photographic Review Issue 61. ‘Neighbourhood’. October 2009. IANN, Contemporary Art Photography Magazine (FOIL Japan). ‘City”. A full archive of artist’s statements, texts, interviews and bibliography can be found at http://www.jmaclean.co.uk/finearts/ Further information: [email protected] 0044.7956954849. John MacLean, Gainsborough Studios, London N1 5EB.
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