Andrew MacNaughtan

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Andrew MacNaughtan
Andrew Neil MacNaughtan

(1964-02-25)25 February 1964
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died25 January 2012(2012-01-25) (aged 47)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation(s)Photographer, music video director
Years active1981–2012

Andrew Neil MacNaughtan[1] (25 February 1964 – 25 January 2012) was a Canadian photographer and music video director.[2][3]


MacNaughtan 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.[4]

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.[2] The charity was inspired by MacNaughtan's work photographing Live8 in 2005.[5]

MacNaughtan died 25 January 2012 of a heart attack in Los Angeles during an assignment with Rush.[2]


  1. ^ "Rush photographer Andrew MacNaughtan dies". CBC News. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Hudson, Alex (27 January 2012). "Canadian Rock Photographer Andrew MacNaughtan Dies While on Assignment with Rush". Exclaim!. ISSN 1207-6600. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Obituary". The Globe and Mail. 30 January 2012. ISSN 0319-0714. Retrieved 4 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Juno Awards Database". Juno Awards. Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
  5. ^ Rayner, Ben (26 January 2012). "Andrew MacNaughtan, photographer, dies on Rush assignment". Toronto Star. OCLC 679765547. Retrieved 26 January 2012.

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