The Meteorite Hunter
September 24th to 1st November
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 artefacts 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.
Alexandra Lethbridge (b.1987) is a photographer born in Hong Kong and based in the UK. She graduated recently 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.Her work has been exhibited widely with upcoming shows in the US and UK. Most recently, she has been shortlisted for the Paris Photo Aperture Foundation First PhotoBook Award for her series The Meteorite Hunter.As well as working on her own projects, she has assisted photographers Joel Meyerowitz, Tim Walker and Venetia Dearden and currently works for Photoworks Magazine.