Painter, photographer and one-time architect, Alasdair McGregor is the author of The Kimberley: Horizons of Stone, Australia's Wild Islands (both with Quentin Chester) and Mawson's Huts: An Antarctic Expedition Journal. He was artist and photographer for three AAP Mawson's Huts Foundation expeditions to Antarctica, and in 2000 was curator (for the Australian High Commission to Canada) of '... that sweep of splendour': A Century of Australians in Antarctica, a travelling exhibition featuring the photography of Frank Hurley. A biography of the renowned Australian photographer, adventurer and filmmaker Frank Hurley followed. Frank Hurley: A Photographer’s Life was published by Penguin Viking in 2004.
In late 2009 Penguin/Lantern published Alasdair’s fifth book, a biography of the American architects, Walter and Marion Griffin. Grand Obsessions: The Life and Work of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin
with research undertaken in both Australia and the United States. Alasdair is currently working on an anthology “….that sweep of savage splendour: A literary history of Antarctica which will be published by Penguin in 2011, the South Polar centenary year.