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Katharine Macdaid

CITY: Oslo

MAIL: post@katharinemacdaid.com


Katharine MacDaid was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and grew up in the Middle East, America, Northern Ireland, and England. Since graduating with an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art in London, Katharine has spent time teaching photography in the Sultanate of Oman and England. She has recently relocated to Norway where she teaches photography at Bilder Nordic School of Photography and is daglig leder at Fotografihuset. Following her MA, Katharine moved back to Oman for several years to make the work, which became Of Calling Shapes and Beckoning Shadows, a confrontation with childhood ghosts. After returning to the UK Katharine spent time working in Alaska, eventually self-publishing her first book, The Fireweed Turns. The Fireweed Turns was launched at the Photographer’s Gallery, London, in 2019. Katharine is currently working on two new bodies of work, one in Northern Ireland and the other in Norway. ‘When The Black Dreams Come ́ follows on from her series ‘Kate and Denis’, in which she continues to consider questions around her Irish identity, while in the series, ‘På avstand’ an on-going encounter with the unfamiliar Norwegian landscape comes under scrutiny. Katharine lives in Oslo and is a member of Stiftelsen Bjørka.