With a body of work spanning twenty-five years that has included photography, artist books, sculpture, painting and installation, Alastair Whitton has explored multiple mediums and processes. Since 2008 he has worked almost exclusively with the medium of photography. He graduated with distinction from the (then) Natal Technikon School of Fine Art in Durban, South Africa and was awarded the Emma Smith Scholarship to further his studies at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland.
To date Whitton has presented seven solo exhibitions and his work has been featured in exhibitions at notable museums and institutions including amongst others FotoMuseum, Antwerp; Pratt Institute, New York; Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon; Museo Carlo Bilotti, Rome; Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice; The Center for Book Arts, New York; University of Pretoria (UNISA); University of Johannesburg; Durban Art Museum and IZIKO South African National Gallery, Cape Town;
He has participated in various international art fairs and festivals including amongst others Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town (2013-2020); AKAA: Also Known as Africa, Paris (2017-2019); Host: Editions, Cape Town (2015); FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg (2009-2014); Head On Photo Festival, Sydney (2013); Editions: Artist’s Books, New York City (2009 & 2013) and Out of Africa Festival, Munich (1997).
Whitton’s work is represented in the collections of the Durban Art Museum, University of South Africa (UNISA), Ampersand Foundation / Jack Ginsberg Collection, South African Centre for Photography, National Museum of Mali, Luciano Benetton Collection and the Aperture Foundation in New York.