Bristol, United Kingdom
Kirsty Mackay is a British social documentary and portrait photographer. She gained an MA from the renowned school of photography in Newport, Wales. Kirsty is driven by research led self-initiated long form projects. Injustace on any scale fuels her work.
Her first book ‘My Favourite Colour Was Yellow’, a project documenting the prevalence of the colour pink, amongst young girls in the UK, was published in February 2017.
Her latest work in progress ‘The Fish That Never Swam’ takes on a more personal and colaberative aproach. Working with a group of people in Glasgow including her family members she explores her own roots, whilst exploring the real reasons behind ‘The Glasgow Effect’.
Her work has been published widely including Time, Le Monde, The Telegraph, The Observer and BJP.
2017 - Rebecca Vassie Award
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