As a result of his first exhibition The Megalithic Yard, the quality of
Rafferty's photographic work was recognised and led to mainstream publisher
Century Hutchinson publishing his essay of 69 images on the subject of the
prehistoric monuments of Britain with an accompanying text by award winning
writer Kevin Crossley-Holland
The work came out to national critical acclaim. Robin McKie in The Observer wrote,
Rafferty's stark black-and-white photos are often strikingly beautiful, and catch the peculiar bleakness so distinctive of standing stones.
Since then Rafferty has explored many other themes, including a response to the construction of the new City Hall designed by Foster and Partners, took his work into new territory. Here, the response to the building during the process of construction was as important as the finished building. As well as City Hall holding a collection of 16 large scale works so do their neighbours and art benefactors Ernst and Young who have no fewer than 113 of Rafferty's works on display.
A unique photographic interpretation of the Christian Passion was displayed at the Phoenix Arts Gallery, Brighton. Rafferty revisited the Passion and created a new exhibition which was displayed at the Crypt Gallery of St Pancras Church, London to the critical acclaim of an acknowledged expert of Christian art Rowena Loverance and Tom Jeffreys.
Andrew Rafferty's work has been shown in professional and amateur photographic publications as well as newspapers and magazines. He has been interviewed about his work on radio and in print and his work is held in both public and private collections.
Rafferty is proud to have his image 'Perfidy' displayed in Old Street Tube Station, Northern Line Platform 1 by Art Below. He is also a member of the artists group AXIS. His website can be found at www.andrewrafferty.co.uk
- Name: Andrew Rafferty
- Country: GB
- Website: www.andrewrafferty.co.uk
- Discipline: PHOTOGRAPHER