British photographer based in Paris, Andrew McLeish grew up on the Isle of Wight in the English Channel.
He started taking pictures while studying at the ‘Cambridge School of Art’ and after graduating he relocated to Paris where he completed an MA at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts obtaining a distinction in Fine-Art photography in 2004.
During his studies he worked as an intern at the Magnum Photo agency in Paris and won the ‘Prix du Public’ at the Paris Match Grand Prix for Student Photojournalism.
In 2006, he received the ‘Prix Déclic’ presented by the ‘Observatoire de l’Image’ and was awarded an Honorable Mention for the Young Photoreporter Award at the International Festival of Scoop and Journalism in Angers for his work on the violent demonstrations against the CPE employment laws.
His work was exhibited at the Villa Tamaris at the ‘L’œil-en-Seyne’ festival in 2007, in Paris in 2008 during the ‘Mois de la Photo’ and in Arles in 2009 at the RIP (Rencontres Internaionals de la Photo).
Today, Andrew works as an independent photographer focusing on global social and environmental issues.