Andrew McConnell
About Andrew
International exhibition "Here i lve"
Photo project
"Space travel is changing quickly and in many ways these images already feel nostalgic. I see what I'm documenting here as the end of the beginning, a new chapter of space exploration feels like it is just around the corner."
1st place prizes at the World Press Photo Awards (twice)
4 National Press Photographers Association awards, including the prestigious Best of Show
2 Sony World Photography Awards.
National Geographic
Vanity Fair
New York Times
Der Spiegel
Le Monde
Sunday Times Magazine.
Andrew McConnell was born in Ireland and began his career as a press photographer working for a daily newspaper in Belfast during the closing stages of the conflict in Northern Ireland and the transition to peace.Today his works focuses on themes of displacement, post-conflict issues, and the environment. He has worked in-depth on issues such as the Syrian refugee crisis, e-waste in Ghana, the surfers of the Gaza strip, and the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, for which he won the Luis Valtueña Humanitarian Photography Award. In 2009 he completed a series on the forgotten Sahrawi people of Western Sahara, for which he was awarded 1st place in the portrait story category of the World Press Photo awards. A follow-up project on the issue of urban refugees was carried out in 8 cities worldwide and resulted in exhibitions in London and New York.
The project has been ongoing for 3 years now and at it's heart are the big themes: humanity, the past, the future, our place in the world and our destiny as a species. I can think of nothing more important at this point in our existence. Ultimately the work poses a serious of questions; what effect are we having on our home world? Will we continue to inhabit it? Does our destiny lie on other worlds?
A marker on the steppe points the way to the landing site of Soyuz 11, where three cosmonauts lost their lives in 1971 when the capsule depressurised during preparations for reentry, near Zhezkazghan, in Kazakhstan. The Soyuz 11 crew members were Georgy Dobrovolsky, Vladislav Volkov, and Viktor Patsayev.
Astronauts Tim Peake of ESA, Yuri Malenchenko of Roscosmos, and Tim Kopra of NASA, prepare to leave Baikonur to board Soyuz rocket TMA-19M for launch to the International Space station, in Kazakhstan.
The Soyuz MS-04 descent module carrying cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos, and Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson of NASA, lands on the scorched Kazakh steppe near Zhezkazghan.
A shepherd named Aten moves his flock of sheep through the frozen steppe landscape, near Temirtau, in Kazakhstan.
Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka returns to Earth on Soyuz TMA-16M and sets the world record for the most time spent in space. Padalka first went to space in 1998 launching to the MIR space station, during his career he made five space flights and spent a total of 879 days in orbit.
Soyuz TMA-19M launches to the International Space Station from Launch Pad One, in Baikonur. On board are cosmonauts Tim Peake of ESA, Yuri Malenchenko of Roscosmos, and Tim Kopra of NASA.
Поделитесь этим материалом в соц. сетях
Stay tuned:
Whatsapp: +44 7706436900