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Svalbard’s Global Seed Vault back in the News

Svalbard's Global Seed Vault back in the News

The Global Seed Vault, located the top of the world, on the island of Spitsbergen in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, is back in the news.


Tearsheet: Conserving the Arctic: A Stronger Role for Europe

Tearsheet: Conserving the Arctic: A Stronger Role for Europe

On 4th of March 2015, one of my Arctic iceberg photographs was used by Greenpeace and independent meeting organiser QED (qed.eu) for EU Arctic Dialogue “Conserving the Arctic – A stronger role for Europe?” near Waterloo, outside Brussels, Belgium. The event was officially endorsed by the Finnish Foreign Ministry, and hosted by Mr Jean-Marie Delwart, […]


Happy New Year from Cadaqués, Catalonia

Happy New Year from Cadaqués, Catalonia

Happy New Year! Here’s a photo I made in Cadaqués, Catalonia, earlier this week. I hope your path in 2015 leads you to exciting places and fruitful experiences!


Judging Greenpeace’s Ecopolis photo competition

Judging Greenpeace's Ecopolis photo competition

I’m honoured to be judging this competition for Greenpeace Belgium: “are you a gifted photographer, or did you just eye for handsome images? Along with the photo magazine Shoot and the municipality of Bredene we organize the contest Ecopolis. Take part and win great prizes including a bicycle from Granville.”


We can’t let 30 people be our conscience

We can't let 30 people be our conscience

I’ve just posted a blog about the Greenpeace Arctic 30 over on my new Cold Reality website: We Can’t Let 30 people Be Our conscience


Arctic Nocturne: An evening in solidarity with the Greenpeace Arctic 30

Arctic Nocturne: An evening in solidarity with the Greenpeace Arctic 30

UPDATE: Pictures from the event now in the slideshow and gallery below. Also: Neil Hamilton and I were interviewed by journalist Alexandre Mineev for Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, about the Greenpeace Arctic 30 situation. On October 17th, for the last evening of my photo exhibition, The Arctic: Another World? we’re having a special event in […]


William T Vollman, the Vikings, Greenland and Me

William T Vollman, the Vikings, Greenland and Me

Last week, I had coffee with Belgian journalist, Camille Goret, at his office in central Brussels. So central is Camille’s office, it’s practically in the same building, the city’s Gare de Central. I was there to pontificate about my forthcoming photography exhibition, hosted by the Ville de Bruxelles and Greenpeace Belgium, but in the course […]


The Arctic: Another World? opens to public in Brussels

Update: To close the exhibition, we had Arctic Nocturne: An evening of solidarity for the Arctic 30 On Monday September 30, 2013, The Arctic: Another World?, a solo exhibition of my polar photography, will open at the Bibliothèque de Laeken in Brussels, presented by Greenpeace Belgium and the Ville de Bruxelles. Running until October 18, […]


Behind the Lens: Sleeping Dragon Featured in Irish Independent Weekend Magazine

Behind the Lens: Sleeping Dragon Featured in Irish Independent Weekend Magazine

The above image appeared in The Irish Independent‘s Weekend Magazine, on April 2013, as part of Behind the Lens, a series where the editors ask “Ireland’s best known photographers to send us a shot of their proudest work and explain in a few lines why it’s their favourite piece. ” So, here’s what I wrote:


Arctic Iceberg photo makes front cover of GEO France

Arctic Iceberg photo makes front cover of GEO France

View it large » I’m delighted to share these images with you – my picture of an iceberg, made in Nugatsiaq, West Greenland in 2009, has been featured on the front cover of the March 2013 issue of GEO France magazine (circulation 250,000). I made the image, of a high altitude cloud ‘erupting’ over a […]


Winter Newsletter: The Cold Edge Continues

Winter Newsletter: The Cold Edge Continues

The Cold Edge Launch, photo © Alex Yallop [This is the web version of my email newsletter – subscribe here] Welcome to my winter newsletter, with news on the continuing Cold Edge adventure, how you can get your hands on the Cold Edge book and a chance to catch my photographs at the Christmas Exhibition […]


Christmas exhibition at The Copper House

Christmas exhibition at The Copper House

Great news: The 2012 Christmas exhibition opens on November 29th at Dublin’s Copper House Gallery, featuring my Cold Edge photographs, and runs until – January 8th 2013. If you’re in Dublin, drop in and check out my photographs, and the work of many talented artists.


2XM Cold Edge Radio interview with Dave Walsh

2XM Cold Edge Radio interview with Dave Walsh

When I was in Dublin recently, for the launch of my Cold Edge exhibition at the Copper House Gallery, I met up with Vanessa Monaghan, who interviewed me for Ireland’s RTE 2XM radio show Culture Cafe. In the interview, I talk about the inspirations and passions that drive my work, and what draws me to […]


The Cold Edge Launch at the Copper House Gallery

The Cold Edge Launch at the Copper House Gallery

The Cold Edge Launch, photo © Alex Yallop Introduced by curator Leszek Wolnik, and poet Duncan Cleary, my Cold Edge Exhibition opened on September 13th 2012, in Dublin’s Copper House Gallery, Dublin, featuring 16 limited editions prints of my polar photographs. It both was sobering and exciting to enter the gallery earlier in the day […]


The Cold Edge: The Book

The Cold Edge: The Book

To celebrate the launch of the Cold Edge exhibition of my polar photography in Dublin, on September 13, I’ve created a beautiful 60-page eponymous book, The Cold Edge, via Blurb – print and iPad version. I’ve brought together some of what I hope are ethereal, emotional photographs of the unforgiving wilderness, wild animals and blue […]


The Cold Edge: Polar Photography Exhibition Dublin

The Cold Edge: Polar Photography Exhibition Dublin

Update: Pictures from the Cold Edge Opening night Blog from the Cold Edge launch There comes a time in a photographer’s life when (s)he finally gets to announce the Big News; a first major solo exhibition. It’s unnerving, exciting, heartening, and reassuring. There’s also the sense of achievement, and a feeling of “yes, I was […]


Book Cover: Teach Us to Sit Still by Tim Parks

Book Cover: Teach Us to Sit Still by Tim Parks

I’ve just found out today that, thanks to the team at Millennium Images, an image from my Bull Island series has been used as the cover of Tim Parks’ book, Teach Us to Sit Still. I have not read the book, or held a copy in my hand, but every review I’ve looked at today […]


The Cold Edge: Millennium Images Portfolio

The Cold Edge: Millennium Images Portfolio

Niall O’Leary and the team at Millennium Images in London, have created an online portfolio of my Arctic and Antarctic images under the banner of “The Cold Edge“. You can see the selection of images here, or read on for more:


Extreme Environment Photographic Competition Shortlist

Extreme Environment Photographic Competition Shortlist

This imag of a “Ribbed Iceberg”, in Kangerdlussuaq Fjord, East Greenland, from on board the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise in 2009, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Extreme Environment competition, run by the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, in Hobart, Australia. The Extreme Environment Photographic Exhibition brings together some of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring […]


Greenland Self Governance

I was fortunate enough to be in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland on June 21st 2009- midsummer’s day, when Greenland celebrates its National Day. There was further cause for celebration – following a referendum last year, Greenland has decided on ‘self governance’ and on June 21st moved from ‘home rule’ to a new state of […]


Electric Picnic Photographs: That Petrol Emotion

Just heard from my old pal Steve Mack, leader singer of That Petrol Emotion, who has just featured my photographs of their Electric Picnic 2008 performance on the band’s website. It’s all part of the excitement building around their upcoming performance at Oxegen 2009.


Hourglass dolphin and my website featured on Photoshelter

  Well, the nice people at Photoshelter have featured my website and my hourglass dolphin image on their front page for all of June! Amazing… (under the ‘images’ tab on the frontpage slideshow). Photoshelter reckon that 40,000 photographers use their service, so it’s very cool for them to be pushing my work. I feel very […]


Poolbeg photograph chosen for NUJ exhibition

My photograph (above) showing the winter sun setting behind Poolbeg Generating Station, has been chosen for the National Union of Journalists Photography Matters exhibition, opening in London, UK on May 18th 2009.


Flight of the Conchords Posters – by me!

Believe it or not, some of my photographs of New Zealand were used in in Series 2 of the HBO TV Series Flight of the Conchords – as the rather misguided New Zealand tourism posters on the wall of Deputy Cultural Attache Murray Hewitt’s office. You can see the posters and my images here…



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