I'm a photographer from Belfast now living in Bath, UK.
Since finishing my MA in Fine Art & Visual Culture in 2000, I have been probing at the narratives inherent in the structures and transformations of urban growth around the world.
In the sweeping views of City+, the intense attention to structure, detail and surface of Crowned, through to a particular look at two Chinese city centres in Flat-Pack, my work illustrates a fascination with urbanism as the boldest expression of social structures acting on us.
I have received several photography awards including Architectural Photographer of the Year at the ND awards in 2016. And most recently been a winner of PDN's Curator, Fine Art Photography award, 2019.
My work has also been included in several international exhibitions, most recently; Open Walls Arles, curated by the British Journal of Photography and Galerie Huit Arles. ‘Look’ Photo Biennial Liverpool in Oct 2019. PDN Awards, Canoe Studios, NY Oct 2019. The LA Month of Photography in May 2018.
For my commercial architectural work I have photographed many high profile projects around the world. These include:
1 World Trade Centre, NY / Hudson Yards, NY / Christies, Shanghai / The National Museum of Qatar, Doha / BBC Broadcasting House, London / BBC Media City, Manchester / Hoglands, Grade 1 listed restoration of Henry Moore's former home & etching studio / Tate, St. Ives
Selected International Awards:
Open Walls Arles, 2020, juried by the Biritsh Journal of Photography and Galerie Huit Arles
PDN, The Curator, Fine Art Photography award, 2019
Photo Review (US Journal) International Photography Competition 2018, Finalist.
Fine Art Photo Awards 2018, 2nd Place, Cityscapes
International Photography Grant 2017, Shortlisted
Life Framer Series Award 2017, Finalist
Life Framer Urban Life Photography Award 2017, Shortlisted
Fine Art Photo Awards 2017, 3rd Place, Architecture
ND Awards 2016, Architectural Photographer of the Year
Moscow International Fotography Awards 2016, Finalist, Architecture Category
Moscow International Fotography Awards 2016, Finalist, Abstract Category
London Photography Festival 2016, Finalist, Abstract Photography Award
Selected recent exhibitions & publications:
Open Walls Arles, Galerie Huit Arles, June - Sept 2020
The Urban, curated by Offspring Photo Meet & Northern Narratives, June 2020, https://photomeet.org/the-urban
City+, Landscape Stories Magazine blog, June 2020
ADF (Aoyama Design Forum) Crowned; https://www.adfwebmagazine.jp/en/architect/crowned-elements-by-photographer-tony-mcateer/, 2020
TogSpace; UK online Photography Journal – City+; https://togspace.co.uk/city-tony-mcaateer/, 2020
PDN, Curator, Fine Art Photography award exhibition, Canoe Studios, NY, Nov 2019
'Look' Liverpool Photography Biennial, Oct-Dec, 2019
Modu Magazine, Flatpack (Shenyang & Chengdu); https://www.modumag.com/focus/in-shenyang-and-chengdu-the-strange-aesthetic-of-flat-pack-city/, 2019
Month of Photography LA, April 2018
Enorm Magazine, May/June issue 2018
London-China Photography, The Art Pavilion, London, Feb 2018
LensCulture; online photography magazine, Editors Pick - China (flat-pack 2)
Royal Photographic Society, Urban Photo Festival, Greenwich Gallery, London
London Photography Festival, The Crypt, London
Rattle, Journal of Art and Writing, issue v. - Scattered Signals
Manifest Gallery, Vista; Landscape in Contemporary Art, Cincinnati
Scopio Network & Research Group, online exhibition - Large Sites