Dublin Institute of Technology School of Art, Design and Printing, Ireland
National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin
About Kay Byrne
I was born in Dublin in 1977. In 2020 I completed my PhD in Visual Culture at the National College of Art and Design addressing through an integration of theory and practice the position of crime scene photography in contemporary art photography. In 2014 I was awarded a Thomas Dammann Junior Memorial Trust Award to further my PhD research at The National Archives, London, UK. My practice-based MFA was awarded in 2003 at the University of Windsor in Canada, where I investigated the interconnections between death and photography. Over the last few years my photography has been published in Photographers Forum Magazine—36th Best of College & High School Photography Contest 2016 (USA) and Creative Review’s The Photography Annual 2015 (UK). It has been shortlisted by Communications Arts (USA) in 2019, recognised through honourable mentions by the Moscow International Foto Awards in 2018 and 2016, and been a nominee in the Fine Art Photography Awards 2015/2016 (USA).