Alexandra Rose Howland (1990, US/UK) has lived in the Middle East over the last decade, creating work that aims to challenge and expand the ways that geopolitical events are communicated. Her background as an abstract painter informs her practice, resulting in multidimensional projects that use images, found objects, interviews and video. Through her work, she seeks to generate a more expansive understating of how conflict is portrayed. She has shown internationally with both solo and group exhibitions including Leave and Let Us Go (solo), FOAM Museum Amsterdam, Road to Mosul (solo), London, Textured to Only Us (solo), Los Angeles.  Leave and Let Us Go was published by GOST Books in 2021.




Guest Lecturer at Harvard University, 2019 & 2020

Guest Lecturer at Dana Hall School, 2020


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, FOAM Museum, Amsterdam, 2021
Road to Mosul- Oxo Tower; London & Baghdad, 2018         
Textured to Only Us- Old Bank District; Los Angeles, USA, 2015
Tomorrow It Will Rain- The Chapel Gallery; Los Angeles, USA, 2014
Gravel Roads to Rimrock- Helen Lindhurst Gallery; Los Angeles, USA, 2014

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, 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.