Andy Hughes' photographic work explores the littoral zone and the politics of waste.



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. This unique project explores the integration of science and art to document and interpret the issue of plastic and human waste in the marine and coastal environment.


His book Dominant Wave Theory includes essays by leading commentators and scientists, designed by David Carson. Published by Booth-Clibborn Editions, London and Abrams Books, New York.

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 NGO's such as Surfers Against Sewage, The Marine Conservation Society and Surfrider Foundation. | site update 21.09.2013