ANDY HUGHES | Photography


Hughes photographic work explores the littoral zone and the politics of waste. Hughes is one of the first artist/photographers who has explored plastic as both metaphor, subject and pollutant. He is the author of the groundbreaking book Dominant Wave Theory which includes essays by leading commentators and scientists, designed by David Carson. Published by Booth-Clibborn Editions, London and Abrams Books, New York.

In 2013 he travelled to Alaska, invited as part of an international team of artists and scientists to work on the project GYRE: The Plastic Ocean,the first exhibition to focus exclusively on plastic pollution.

He was the first Artist in Residence at Tate Gallery St. Ives and short-listed reserve artist for the Arts Council England Antarctic Fellowship. He has supported many non-profit and NGOs such as Surfers Against Sewage, The Marine Conservation Society and the Surfrider Foundation. He lives and works in Cornwall, England.


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