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Instagram Takeover: John MacLean

John MacLean, award winning documentary photographer, takes over our account March in the lead up to his exhibition as part of FORMAT Festival 2017.

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Although born in Buckinghamshire, England, John spent most of his childhood in Canada and the United States. He began using a camera at the age of fourteen when he discovered the book American Images, featuring the work of Lee Friedlander, Lewis Baltz and John Gossage.

After studying mathematics, physics and geology he went on to graduate in photography at the University of Derby (UK) under Olivier Richon. He subsequently worked at The Royal College of Art for four years. John has been a London-based, independent photographer since 1998.

His exhibition Two and Two was a solo show at Flowers Gallery. John has had work published in Camera Austria, The British Journal of Photography, European Photography Magazine, Source, Photoworks, Yet Magazine, 1000 Words, SeeSaw and IANN Magazine to mention just a few.

He has self-published nine photobooks; New Colour Guide received two ‘Best Photobooks of 2012′ awards. His project Hometowns features in Photographers’Sketchbooks (Thames and Hudson) and was exhibited at Unseen, Amsterdam in 2015 and Format Festival, Derby in 2017. Hometowns was also awarded International Photobook of 2016 judged by David Campany, Lucy Moore and Dewi Lewis.

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