Exchange Edit: Alexander Harding by Caleb Charland

Exchange edit is a series in which two photographers select images from the various bodies of work of the other photographer and then sequence them to form a new edit. This idea comes from the photographers Kevin Thrasher and Susan Worsham. They outline some of their ideas behind the series and how they came to the idea in the introduction to Thrasher's edit of Worsham found here, and Worsham's edit of Thrasher found here. 

The series recently included an exchange between Shane Lavalette and Gregory Halpern. Today we continue with the second part of an exchange between Caleb Charland and Alexander Harding. Today's images are from various bodies of work by Harding, edited and sequenced by Charland. Harding's edit of Charland's work can be found here.

Harding was born in 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his BFA in Painting from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2002. In 2003 he completed an additional year as a special student in Photography. In 2011 Harding received his MFA in Photography from MassArt. Using Photography and other media, Harding’s work explores our physical and emotional connections to sunlight.

He has been in numerous exhibitions including Photographic Resource Center’s 15th Annual Exhibition, as well as the 2010 and 2011 Boston Young Contemporaries Exhibitions. This past fall, the first survey of his work, was shown at Panopticon Gallery in Boston, MA.

Since 2007, Harding has been an Adjunct Professor in fine arts at the Boston Architectural College. He lives and works in Wallingford, Connecticut

Charland received his BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2004 and an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010. His work is included in numerous collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Portland Art Museum. He has shown his work in exhibitions internationally.