Kirsty Mackay is an photographic artist, educator, activist and filmmaker. Her research-led documentary practice highlights social issues surrounding gender, class and discrimination. She has an MA in Documentary photography from University of South Wales, Newport.
She will be talking about her new book project The Fish That Never Swam, which considers class and discrimination against working-class people. Combining first-person narratives with photographs, it takes Glasgow as a case study, looking at the root causes of the city’s poor health outcomes and lower life expectancy.
Examining the relationship between the environment, government policy, historical trauma, and public health. It shifts the emphasis from individual life style choices to the effects that political policies have on our bodies. It will be published as a book in 2021.
Her work has been exhibited internationally, most recently in the Facing Britain group show, an observation of British Documentary Photography since the 60’s alongside works by Martin Parr, Anna Fox & David Hurn, Museum Goch, Germany.
Details of all the talks taking place at BOP21 can be found here
Information on BOP21 is available here
- Venue Information
All areas are fully accessible with a lift, ramps and restrooms on each floor. If you have any specific requirements, please contact us on RPSHouse@rps.org so we can assist you during your visit.
There is public parking in Paintworks. We also have reserved parking spaces we can make available for those with accessibility requirements. Please contact us in advance if you would like to reserve a space. From ground level there are lifts to reach RPS House on the raised ground floor.
- Cancellation policy
The RPS and the MPF will do their best to ensure that this series of talks runs as planned. In the unlikely event that BOP21 or individual talks have to be cancelled all registrants will be advised by email at the earliest opportunity and full refunds made. No responsibility will be accepted for any consequential losses.
- RPS website