Andrew MacNaughtan biography

Andrew MacNaughtan

Photographer, Music video director

1964 – 2012


Who was Andrew MacNaughtan?

Andrew Neil MacNaughtan was a Canadian photographer and music video director. He won four Juno Awards for his work as a photographer, director and album art designer, including three wins for CD/DVD Artwork Design of the Year in 1995 for Our Lady Peace's album Naveed, in 1998 for Tom Cochrane's Songs of a Circling Spirit and in 2004 for Jann Arden's Love Is the Only Soldier, and one win for Music DVD of the Year for Rush's Rush in Rio in 2004.

Artists for whom MacNaughtan directed music videos included Rush, Great Big Sea, The Gandharvas, Aaron Carter, Michael Bublé and SHeDAISY.

He also launched ArtGivesHope, a charity to help families in Africa affected by HIV/AIDS, in the early 2010s. He published the photography book Grace: Africa in Photographs in 2011 to raise funds for the organization. The charity was inspired by MacNaughtan's work photographing Live8 in 2005.

MacNaughtan died 25 January 2012 of a heart attack in Los Angeles during an assignment with Rush.


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Feb 25, 1964
  • Canada
Jan 24, 2012
Los Angeles

on July 23, 2013

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