Tony McAteer is a photographer from Belfast, based in Bath, UK. He holds a Master’s in Fine Art & Visual Culture from the Bath Spa University College in 1999, and a BA in Fine Art from the National College of Art & Design, Dublin in 1997.
Since graduating he has worked as a photographer, probing at the social narratives inherent in the structures and transformations of urban growth around the world.
He has been the recipient of several photography awards including Architectural Photographer of the Year at the ND awards in 2016. And most recently being selected as a finalist for the US journal Photo Review Competition 2018 by Sarah Meister, Photography Curator at Museum of Modern Art, New York. His work has also been included in several international exhibitions, most recently the LA Month of Photography in May 2018. He will be showing some of this Flat-pack series at the ‘Look’ Photo Biennial Liverpool in Oct 2019.
For his commercial architectural work he has photographed many high profile construction projects around the world. These include:
1 World Trade Centre, 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:
Photo Review (US Journal) International Photography Competition 2018, Finalist.
Fine Art Photo Awards 2018, 2nd Place, Cityscapes
Fine Art Photo Awards 2017, 3rd Place, Architecture
Life Framer Series Award 2017, Finalist
Life Framer Urban Life Photography Award 2017, Shortlisted
ND Awards 2016, Architectural Photographer of the Year
IPA (Int'nl photo awards) 2016, Honorable Mention, Architecture
IPA 2016, Honorable Mention, Fine Art
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:
Month of Photography LA, April 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