Alex MacLean
World Financial Center, Architect: César Pelli, Financial District, Manhattan, NY

News from Landslides Aerial Photography

Alex was featured on "Digging Detroit's" Kevin Walsh's podcast, "My Media Diary". Listen to them discuss Alex's career, their thoughts on the future of Detroit, and the regrowth of urban communities in the US.


Read Alex's opinion piece on income inequality and the evolution of Detroit in December 7th’s Sunday Review section of the New York Times. The web version of the article can be viewed via the link above.

Alex MacLean will be speaking for Urban Forum at the Ottowa City Hall on December 3, 2014 from 7-9pm.

"Oil: The Sands to Suburbs Connection"

The September 2014 issue of Photo District News features Alex's work on the Alberta tar sands as a "Fresh Approach to Environmental Storytelling".

Through August 14th, Alex and journalist

Dan Grossman are collaborating on an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to return to Alberta. View our newsletter announcement here.

Read up on the latest news fom the studio in Alex's winter newsletter.

Alex has a photo in the Sunday, August 18th issue of The New York Times. Reshaping New York Interactive feature.

Alex is on the cover of Architectural Record August 2013 issue Landscape in the City.

Alex MacLean wil be giving a brief talk at

Harvard University at their Graduate School of Design for the exhibit

New Work on Aerial Vision

April 25, 2013


Stubbins/Room 112 (Gund Hall)

CNN Photos launched

"Exploring farms from above,"

a photo blog with various agricultural

aerial photographs.

Alex MacLean will be attending

2013's VRA Conference

Providence, Rhode Island

April 4, 4:30 pm - Meet and Greet

Aprl 6, 11:30 am - Keynote Speaker

Alex MacLean will be speaking at

The Arlington School

April 4, 10:20 am

Alex MacLean will be in Metz, France

for the opening of his group exhibition:

Views from Above

May 17 - October 7, 2013

Centre Pompidou Metz

Curated by Angela Lampe

Alex MacLean will be in London

for the opening of his group exhibition:

Landmark: Fields of Photography

March 13 - April 28, 2013

Somerset House

Curated by William Ewing

Alex will be giving two consecutive talks on his most recent book, "Up on the Roof: New York's Hidden Skyline Spaces". He will be giving an illustrative presentation showing how changes to New York's diverse rooftops are making the city more livable and sustainable, as well as speaking about the process of taking the pictures and putting the book together. Events are:

Mid-Manhattan Library

Tuesday, December 11th, 6pm

Princeton Public Library

Wednesday, December 12th, 12pm

Alex MacLean's images will be featured in:

Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire

April 6 - November 7, 2012

Centre d'Arts et de Nature

Chaumont-sur-Loire, France

"Alex MacLean: Along the Shore"

Clark Gallery

September 6 - October 2, 2011

145 Lincoln Rd

Lincoln, MA

"Alex MacLean:

The American Landscape at the Tipping Point"

Robert Koch Gallery

May 5 - July 2, 2011

49 Geary Street

5th Floor

San Francisco, CA

"L'avenir du Futur"

An exhibition of Alex MacLean's work

Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie

February 5 - March 15, 2011

24 rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie


"Over the Edge"

An exhibition of Alex MacLean's work

Vue Privee, Singapore

August 20 - October 3, 2010

20 Cairnhill Road, Singapore

Working for EPAD (Etablissement Public d'Amenagement de La Defense), to photograph and document the highrise district three miles outside of Paris, on the Historical axis which runs from le Louvre and through l'Arc de Triomphe, to show EPAD in its original context, as well as look at issues in the surrounding neighborhoods, and conditions for connecting the highrise district with pedestrian spaces. A selection of this study of work was exhibited in the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale as part of a collateral show.

A book was published in connection with this show called, “Alex MacLean: Given a Free Hand”, Dominique Carre, Editor.

Alex S. MacLean is featured in an article from the Society of Fellows at the American Academy in Rome about his project on the Italian New Towns in Tuscany. He is collaborating on a photographic campaign for the Comune of San Giovanni for a museum about medieval founded towns. Click here to read.

Alex S. MacLean's is Featured at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale

August 29 - September 19, 2010

Venice, Italy

La Defense and Seine Arche have chosen to highlight the work of Alex MacLean, in the framework of the theme of the Venice Architecture Biennale: "People Meet in Architecture". Alex's aerial photographs of La Defense, Seine Arche, and the historical axis leading from the Louvre focus on the close relationship between the city's royal core and the modern urban architecture nearby. The exhibition will be open from August 29th to September 19th, 2010, every day from 2:00 to 8:00 PM (except September 2nd, 7th, and 14th) and the "People Meet in Architecture" exhibit will run through November 21, 2010.

Return of Landscape

March 13-May 30, 2010

Academy of Art, Berlin

The Akademie der Künste (Academy of Art) in Berlin is hosting a large, interdisciplinary exhibition entitled Return of Landscape (Wiederkehr der Landschaft), which opens on March 12 and will be accompanied by numerous events.

Among other topics, the exhibition aims to compare and contrast the world's two most artificial cities: Las Vegas and Venice. Even though their surrounding environment and histories could hardly be more different, both cities are struggling with similar ecological problems, including urban sprawl, air pollution, and water shortage.

For more information, please visit the Academy of Art website.

Alex has been honored with the World of Pictures Award for OVER: The American Landscape at the Tipping Point by the CORINE International Book Award. He will be traveling to Munich, Germany to accept this award of Excellence at the Awards Ceremony November 24, 2009. Please visit CORINE's website for more information.

On View: Exploring the Land: Personal Observations by Ten Contemporary Photographers

VisArts, 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD

until January 16, 2010

A special report on the La Gacilly Exhibition: via TFI News in France. View the Video here.

6th Annual Photo Festival in La Gacilly France. Alex will be displaying images from OVER as part of this outdoor group exhibition. For more information check out the Exhibitions section: Festival of Photography has released one of Alex's prints from the "Going" Series. Please visit their website to view the print & purchase options.

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EXCLUSIVE Limited Edition Print Offer!

Alex S. MacLean is offering this beautiful photograph Private Dock with Multiple Boat Slips, Sebring, Florida as a limited edition of 50 prints. Print is 11x14" signed and numbered. When you purchase the print, you also get a free signed copy of the new book OVER: The American Landscape at the Tipping Point

Our Price: $150

S & H: $15

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Landslides specializes in illustrative aerial photography and works throughout the United States for clients in the fields of advertising and editorial design, land-use planning and architecture, environmental protection, and historic preservation, among others. Our mission is to create and distribute artistic and meaningful images that help our clients bring understanding and beneficial results to our natural and built environments.

During the last 30 years we have developed a library of over 500,000 aerial photographs. Our images not only provide representations of specific places, but also clearly illustrate complex ideas and concepts. We distribute these images from our office in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and insure their lasting value and proper use by way of licensing agreements that are customized to our clients' needs.


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