Katharine MacDaid was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1979 and grew up in the Sultanate of Oman, America, Northern Ireland and London.

After graduating with an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art, she moved back to Oman for several years to make the work, which became Of Calling Shapes and Beckoning Shadows, a confrontation with childhood ghosts.

Since returning to the UK she has continued with a long-term project considering questions around her exiled Irish identity, while spending time working on a book project set in Alaska called The Fireweed Turns, about hidden shame and the psychological power of unfamiliar landscapes.

Katharine’s work has been exhibited widely including Carlisle Photo, Arles Photo Festival, Ghent Photo Festival, Kolga Tbilisi Photo, Macro Testaccio Rome and the Palm Springs Photo Festival. She currently lives and works in London. 


Tel: +44 (0)7951 192 038 | E-Mail: post@katharinemacdaid.com