Alex Waterhouse-Hayward
Photographer, Writer, Artist

My birth in a Buenos Aires hospital was recorded with a burst of a photographer's magnesium flash in 1942. I knew then that one day I would become a photographer.

I taught algebra and ancient and medieval history in a Mexico City high school until 1975 when I moved to Vancouver with my Canadian wife Rosemary and two Mexican-born daughters.

I started as a stills photographer shooting CBC drama and variety shows. But magazines were my real love. Since the late 70s I have shot for almost every magazine and newspaper in Canada, Time, New York Times, Vanity Fair, Stern, the Guardian, Globe & Mail and many more. In Vancouver I shoot regularly for the arts section of the Georgia Straight weekly, for annual reports, campaign posters for both the Federal and Provincial NDP, etc. In 2001 Canada Post issued four rose stamps that I photographed. I am also a gardener.

13 years ago I started exhibiting my fine arts photography and I have shown at the Simon Patrich Gallery, the Exposure Gallery and the Presentation House. I frequently contribute photography essays for online arts magazines like Vancouver's Ripe Magazine, the Tyee and Montreal's Arts and Opinion.

For 13 years I taught photography for the Outreach Program of Emily Carr and I currently teach at Focal Point. I am doing collaborative work with Vancouver based Argentine painters Nora Patrich and Juan Manuel Sanchez.