Shortlisted for the Aperture - Paris Photo First Photobook Prize The Meteorite Hunter is an archive of a search for meteorites and the places they come from.
A Meteorite Hunter is a person who commits to the art of finding space rocks.
The work is based on the impulse to search for the ‘other’ within the everyday. Using the notion of the Meteorite as a metaphor for the fantastical hidden with in the everyday, the body of work is a document of a hunt to locate the ethereal and sublime in the mundane and banal. It’s a search within our everyday for a glimpse of a translunary guest, a clue to something that tells us more about who we are and where we come from.
The artifacts that are collected along the way begin to cluster and multiply until you are left with a vast archive of forms which ultimately create a document of what is found here around us.
One of these images is in fact a meteorite that has landed from space. Part of the work is the text sections which reveal the source of the imagery and encourage participation in locating the actual meteorite in the work.
Alexandra Lethbridge is a photographer based in the UK. Central to her work is the relationship between the imagined and reality, ideas of Utopia and the impulse to search for the ‘other’ within the everyday.