Online sale of Icelandic landscape photographic prints (through February 24th, 2017)

I’m starting this year off with a 30 day print sale of work from “Vertigo”!

I’ve selected ten of the best photographs from the project, and only ten copies of each of these photographs will be part of this sale.

Check out the work on sale here:

I decided to launch this sale in order to raise money to fund my upcoming residency at the Cill Rialaig Retreat in County Kerry, Ireland.  Cill Rialaig is a restored village of stone cottages, located on Ireland’s Atlantic coast.  I went through a competitive application process to secure the month-long residency, which offers a free studio-cottage for a month, complete with a peat burning stove!  However, I will have to cover my own airfare and living expenses, and hence the sale.

I’m using the Kickstarter platform for the sale because it has a clear, well design and easy to use layout.

Link to the online sale:

2016 Portfolio Book, handmade

This year I designed and bound my portfolio book myself.  Here are a few photographs of the final piece.

YEAR : 2016

SIZE : 12.75 in by 8.5 in by 1 in (32 cm by 22 cm by 2.5)

MEDIUM : hardcover, Japanese stab binding, handcrafted

OTHER : designed and fabricated by Alexandra Huddleston


“How To Flatten a Mountain” exhibition opening July 7th at 7pm

The group exhibition “How To Flatten a Mountain” will open at 7pm on July 7th at Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin!

Exhibition duration: July 8th through July 24th

Cost: free and open to the public.

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Be sure to visit if you are in Ireland!

The publicity announcement below features a section of one of my photographs that will be in the show.  Text from the press release reads: “Alexandra Huddleston’s work explores the visible trace of human activity on the natural world, pinpointing moments of intersection and aftermath with a degree of clarity and definition rarely afforded to the naked eye.”

More Information can be found here:

Cow House Studios: Residency in Ireland

In May, I was one of eleven photographers invited to participate in the Cow House Studios, How to Flatten a Mountain residency.

Over the course of ten days, we were inspired by workshops with the Irish artists Karl Burke, Miriam O’ Connor, and Paul Gaffney.

Curators Ángel luis González and Kate Strain worked with us to select the photographs for an exhibition that will be held at Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin during PhotoIreland Festival 2016.

The amazing Frank Abruzzese was our host, cook, and man of all trades.

I had a wonderful time working with and learning from everyone involved!

Look forward to news about the upcoming exhibition….

Social Media

Just a reminder, you can find me on social media on:

Twitter: @alexhuddle

Instagram: adh2103

[blogging with a particular emphasis on photography and book reviews (all genres)]

A new series of work up on the website!


“East lies to the north, and puddles collect in the firmament.  We are disoriented, seeking a provisional vantage.  Titled “Vertigo,” these metaphysical landscapes are made on an island in the North Atlantic where all the elements are in flux…”

  See the photographs:

Over the coming months and years I will be adding to the selection of photographs as I review the existing archive and as I make new look forward to more to come...


"333 Saints" in Major British Library Exhibition

On October 16, 2015 the British Library Exhibition “West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song” opened to critical acclaim:

(Open until Tue 16 Feb 2016)

The event includes five photographs from Alexandra’s project “333 Saints: A Life of Scholarship in Timbuktu.”

A great review of the show can be read in The Guardian:

On Thursday, October 15th, Alexandra spoke about her Timbuktu work at SOAS, University of London.  The event was well attended and included an excellent question and answer exchange (at least from the perspective of the presenter!)

Photos of Jizō: some seen, some unseen

I’ve just uploaded a new short sequence of photographs of Jizō Bosatsu from the Shikoku pilgrimage in Japan.  This is a new sequence of some older work.


Each photograph in this short series contains solace and heartbreak.  These small stone statues of the Buddhist god Jizō Bosatsu can be found along roadsides throughout Japan, but they are particularly concentrated along the Shikoku 88-temple pilgrimage trail.  Jizō Bosatsu is the deity of travelers, pregnant women, and children.  Parents give offerings and tie baby-bibs on the statues in supplication for miscarried and aborted fetuses as well as in thanks for the protection of the living.  On the pilgrimage trail, the Jizō define a landscape of faith but also one of death.  Shot on film using a Mamiya VII camera, these photographs are studies in luminous detail that magnify the beauty, humor, and grief of life in its inseparable relationship to death.



Photographs from “East or West” on display in Santa Fe

Four photographs from the series “East or West: A Walking Journey Along Shikoku’s 88 Temple Pilgrimage” are part of a group show organized by CENTER.

Titled “Immigration, Migration, and Evolving Boundaries” the exhibition is up at the Marion Center for Photographic Arts (Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA) from June 1 – July 31, 2015.

The opening will be June 4 from 5pm – 7pm.

Learn more: