Andrew Phelps is an American photographer who has been living in Europe since 1990. His work is influenced by the cross-cultural lifestyle he now leads, dividing his time between the deserts of Arizona and the Alps of Austria. He works as a curator and board member of the GALERIE FOTOHOF in Salzburg. His personal work is represented by the ROBERT MORAT GALERIE in Hamburg, GALERIE BRUNNHOFER in Linz, GALERIE JO VAN DE LOO in München. Alongside a constant pursuit of new work, Andrew keeps a blog about special edition photography books called BUFFET and is a member of the PIECE OF CAKE project.
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Oct 13, 2017
Apr 6, 2017
Apr 3, 2017
Mar 15, 2017
Excited to have a new body of work, OVER LAND, be a part of a new publication and show in the Salzburg Museum,
curated by Rainer Iglar and Michael Mauracher and Fotohof.
Come out for the opening of ÖSTEREICH BILDER / FACING AUSTRIA,
book presentation and show with 20 photographers who have spent a year documenting Austria.
Salzburg Museum, Thursday March 16th, 18:30
Dec 20, 2016
I just finished a commission for the Wienerberger AG.
Based in Vienna, this building supply manufacturer has plants world-wide. I spent a week in
Straubing, Germany making portraits of several employees.
Thanks to Büro für Kunst for all of the support and making it happen..
Check out a part of the series here.
Nov 16, 2016
Jul 21, 2016
Opening on Friday 22. July
Running from 23. Jul – 18. Sep 2016
J. Nasmyth & J. Carpenter
Paul Kranzler & Andrew Phelps
James Merle Thomas & Meghan O´Hara
May 2, 2016
Dec 2, 2015
Nov 27, 2015
Oct 8, 2015
Thanks to Katharina Precht, Nicole Jenichl and Philipp Kneissl for the studio visit and video interview. In german, which still sounds funny coming out of my mouth, but a nice view into my world at the moment, and back 34 years as well.
Jun 26, 2015
Feb 5, 2015
My newest book, Cubic Feet/Sec. will be released in April. As with most of the books in the past, this one is available with a print/book edition.
108 pages, 18×23 cm
58 color images
soft-bound, gate fold covers
FOTOHOF edition, 2015
100 signed editions with book+print
Arch. Pigment on fine-art paper
110,- Euro + shipping
SPECIAL EDITION IS SOLD OUT
click here to see more and to place an order for the trade edition,
thanks for the support…
Jan 24, 2014
Nov 30, 2013
Nov 29, 2013
Until January 26th there is a very early series of photographs of mine which can be seen in the show Die Kartografie des Bildes.
In 1994 (yes, 20 years ago..) I paddled a sea-kayak the length of Baja California in the Sea of Cortez with 3 good friends. The series SEXTANT is a documentation of that trip and what it was like to be staring at a horizon line of water and air for 2 months, killing fish, baking bread in the sand, sleeping on the ground.
Also in the show are works from Hubert Blanz,Kurt Matt, Michaela Moscouw, Michael Schuster, Herman Clemens Kosel.
Oct 16, 2013
Opening on Saturday, October 19 is the show Archeologie!? in the Salzburg Museum where I am showing a series of 18 portraits of contemporary archeologists at work titled ON SITE. As was the intention, you may be surprised at how interesting, yet unromantic, the world of contemporary archeology really is…
Opening on Saturday, October 18 at 11 am
Mar 13, 2013
Jan 8, 2008
This week’s pick is Higley, chosen by one of the newest Photo-Eye staff members, Ben Lerman.
“Prior to working here I got my BFA in photography at The California College of Arts and Crafts where I studied under LARRY SULTAN, TODD HIDO, Chris Johnson and Magnum photographer JIM GOLDBERG, amongst others. After about a month of being at photo-eye I have chosen Higley, the fifth publication by Andrew Phelps, as my first staff pick.
Under the pretense that ‘Globalization is too big to take a picture of,’ photographer Andrew Phelps returns to his hometown, Higley, where he finds it to be a microcosmic example of the global phenomenon. Higley is a metaphor for what is happening on the edge of every major city in the American west, farming towns being assimilated by their metropolitan neighbors. In this book Phelps has been able to not only examine a city rushing to lose a history that scarcely existed, but also to confront his family’s roots, a narrative that mimics the transformation of the town itself. Photographed over three years, this body of 81 color images culminated at the same time Higley lost its name in an amalgamation with Phoenix, Arizona.”
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