Alexandra Rose Howland (1990, US/UK) has spent much of the last decade living in the Middle East creating work that challenges traditional coverage of the region and its geopolitics. As her projects on climate, migration, conflict and post-conflict evolve, her work has expanded into the African and European continents.

Howland’s background as an abstract painter continues to impact her practice, leading to a multidimensional approach using imagery, found objects, collage, sound, and video. Her projects span years and often result in vast archives that seek to examine people and places from multiple perspectives, all of which challenge the accepted narrative. Howland's work asks us to reimagine the stories we have already seen.    
Howland has shown internationally with both solo and group exhibitions including ‘Leave and Let Us Go’ (solo), FOAM Amsterdam; ‘Road to Mosul’ (solo), London; ‘Textured to Only Us’ (solo), Los Angeles; 'Leave and Let Us Go' Deutsche Boerse Photographers Gallery (group), Frankfurt; Photo Lux Festival (group), Tuscany; ‘Where I Lay My Head’ (group), Sydney, among others. Howland published her first book ‘Leave and Let Us Go’ with GOST Books in 2021 and regularly works with National Geographic, Le Monde, de'Volkskrant, The Atlantic and Wall Street Journal, among others.




Guest Lecturer at Harvard University, 2019 & 2020

Guest Lecturer at Dana Hall School, 2020


Selected for Foam Talent 2022

Shortlisted for Grand Prix Images Vevey 2021
Shortlisted for Grand Prix Book Award Images Vevey 2021
Member of Women Photograph, Current 

1 of 20 Photographers to Watch,  Artsy, 2019
Participated in Joop Swart Masterclass, 2019 
1 of 35 Photographers to Watch, LensCulture, 2018 
Participant of Eddie Adams XXX, 2018
Awarded the Edwing Ewing Scholarship, 2015
Recipient of Discovery Scholar Award Recipient, 2015 
Recipient of Roski Outstanding BFA Graduate Award, 2014
Selected for The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2014


Leave and Let Us Go, MISC, Athens, 2023
Leave and Let Us Go, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen, 2022
Leave and Let Us Go, Belfast Photo Festival, Belfast, 2022
Leave and Let Us Go, FOAM Museum, Amsterdam, 2021
Road to Mosul- Oxo Tower; London & Baghdad, 2018         
Textured to Only Us- Old Bank District; Los Angeles,  2015
Tomorrow It Will Rain- The Chapel Gallery; Los Angeles,  2014
Gravel Roads to Rimrock- Helen Lindhurst Gallery; Los Angeles, 2014

Leave and Let Us Go, Deutsche Boerse, Frankfurt, 2023
Leave and Let Us Go, Foam Talent, Foam Museum Amsterdam, 2022
I-ΣMIGRAZIONI- Palazzo Ducale, Photo Lux Festival; Napoli, Italy, 2017
Where I Lay My Head- Hillvale Gallerym Melbourne; Australia, 2017
Not Seeing Anything- Alt Gallery; Istanbul, Turkey, 2016
the ways we stand by- Protocinema 5533; Istanbul, Turkey, 2015
Pathos Riot- Night Gallery; Los Angeles, USA, 2014
Tiger- Grice Bench Gallery; Los Angeles, USA, 2013

Leave and Let Us Go; GOST Books, 2021
No Need For Tears, I’m Fine; Self-Published,  2015 

Publications and Clients
National Geographic, ON Running, HyperAllergic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Sunday Times, Le Monde, The Atlantic, Visa Paper, Lensculture, PDN, Open Society Foundations, The Telegraph, Newsweek, de Volkskrant, The Daily Beast



It is not sufficient to have beautiful thoughts while the barbarians rage on.