12 Alan McFetridge Postgraduate TPA/RPS Environmental Bursary 2016
CREDIT: © Alan McFetridge

In conversation...with Photographer Alan McFetridge

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Join award-winning photographer Alan McFetridge as he discusses his new book On The Line, which examines the horrific aftermath of a Canadian wildfire that affected the Boreal forest in Fort McMurray, Alberta, during 2016.

For the project, Alan travelled to where the fire began spending seven weeks observing how the effects of human activity and climate change are impacting this area, creating work using large format photography and photograms.

The fire was catastrophic. It destroyed the habitat of wild animals and lead to the evacuation of all 88,000 residents as 2,400 homes were reduced to ash. The destruction of urban developments and industrial infrastructure resulted in the costliest disaster in Canadian history.

In 2016, New Zealand-born Alan McFetridge was selected as the winner of the TPA/RPS Environmental Awareness bursary in the over 30’s category, receiving £3000 of funding to help produce the project. Several of Alan’s images from On the Line  were also selected for the RPS International Photography Exhibition,

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Alan's website can be viewed here: https://alan-mcfetridge.com/

Image: Alan McFetridge

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