Andy Sewell’s first book The Heath was a winner of the International Photobook Award 2012 and is included in Martin Parr’s The Photobook: A History Vol. III.  His work is found in important private and public collections including the V&A Museum, The Museum of London, Foam Amsterdam and the National Media Museum.

 

Exhibitions and Awards

The Heath, London Stories Exhibition, Shoreditch Town Hall, London.  October 2006

Winner Magenta Award 2007

Included in the book Flash Forward, “a review of emerging talents”, 2009

Selected by Martin Parr as “a photographer likely to make his mark on the future of photography” for an exhibition at Krakow Photo Month, 2010

The Heath, James Hyman Gallery, Paris Photo, 2011

The Heath named one of the best photobooks of 2011 in The Guardian and by Photobookstore and has two selections in the photoeye lists, 2011

Inclusion in and jury prize at  Plat(t)form 2012 at Fotomuseam Winterthur, 2012

The Heath wins  International Photobook Award 2012

The Heath exhibited at the International Photobook Festival at Le Bal, Paris, 2012

The Heath will be shown as part of the Noorderlicht Photofestival 2012

The Heath, Robert Morat Gallery, Hamburg, 2012

The Heath, Robert Morat Gallery, Unseen, Amsterdam, 2012

Something like a Nest, Le Centre d’Art GwinZegal , France, 2013

The Heath, Google, London, 2013

Participant at Photobook Bristol, 2013

The Heath, included in The Photobook: A History Volume III by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, 2014

Something like a Nest, James Hyman Gallery, London, 2014

Something like a Nest, James Hyman Gallery, Paris Photo, 2014

Something like a Nest named one of the best photobooks of 2014 in photoeye lists, 2014

Artist in residence at Columbia University’s Heyman Center, New York, 2016

Something like a Nest, Heyman Center, New York, 2016

Something like a Nest, Robert Morat Gallery, Photo London, 2016

Something like a Nest, Creating the Countryside, Compton Verney Gallery, 2017

Something like a Nest, ‘Here We Are’, Old Sessions House, London, 2017

Something like a Nest, A Green and Pleasant Land; British Landscape and the Imagination: 1970s to Now, Eastbourne, 2017.

 

Collections

V&A Museum, Foam Amsterdam, National Media Museum, Museum of London, Eric Franck Collection, Hyman Collection. 

 

Professional Clients

FT Weekend Magazine, Telegraph Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Sunday Times Magazine, Guardian Weekend, GQ, PORT, Esquire, Independent Magazine, Independent on Sunday Review, The Observer, Food Illustrated, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Phaidon, Laurence King, Bloomsbury.

 

Books

The Heath, 2011

Selected reviews

“a book of suggestion, a landscape of the imagination as well as a record of a real and familiar place. A classic of understated observation.” The Guardian

“At seventy-five and with the world the way that it is, I sometimes come close to losing heart, but when I see work like this I’m back in the game. The Heath is a beautiful job. Honest about mixed evidence… open to both joy and sorrow. Robert Adams

“a series of photographs that have uncovered the subtle beauty of the terrain, as well as his personal maturity in photographic approach. The photographer’s intelligent portrayal of his subject isn’t for the casual viewer, but rather for those who appreciate the challenge of consuming the complexities a powerful narrative.” photoeye Magazine

“For the last five years Andy Sewell has been tramping Hampstead Heath with his camera and has accumulated a stunning set of photographs… I urge you to support this emerging talent and order this book before it is acknowledged as a classic contribution to our photographic culture.” Martin Parr

“With a quiet, precise and sometimes playful eye Andy Sewell’s photographs negotiate this shared territory of the heath’s managed wilderness. While using his camera to frame the “still moments” a place like the heath can gift us, he never allows us to forget the human presence woven through the DNA of its existence.” Financial Times

Something like a Nest, 2014

Selected reviews

“He doesn’t want to shatter our illusions, merely quieten them – to allow us to see the complexity of what’s before us.” Financial Times

“A sustained visual meditation on the contemporary English countryside – a place defined by often conflicting social and economic interests, and our reluctantly surrendered received notions of the pastoral and the sublime. Sewell makes us think more deeply about what the countryside means” 
The Guardian

“such is the assurance of Sewell’s vision and strength of narrative quality that. . . our perception roams freely, gradually absorbing the rich suggestiveness of the people, places and environments. . . a clever, multi-layered look at our idea of rural life, done with understatement and visual acuity.”
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“matured from a tradition focused on landscape towards photography as metaphor”. 
American Suburb X

“a quiet, sophisticated book . . . With its multi-layered approach, it’s neither predictable nor didactic” 
photo-eye

“a series of intensely concentrated impressions that rewards, indeed encourages, a slow, measured drinking-in.” British Journal of Photography

“The odd yet unmistakeable character of English country life is revealed in an evocative new series of photographs” The Telegraph

“a delicate portrayal of today’s English countryside. The artist explores how our idea of this land, and the pastoral symbolism related to it, intersects with contemporary culture. Sewell goes beyond the clichés in order to create a visual experience in which the noise of contemporary life melts into bucolic conventions and habits.” Fantom

“a poetic re-framing – both literal and metaphorical – of the English countryside. Employing a subtle and contemplative pictorial style. . . [an] unsentimental and complex vision of rural life. ” 
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