Aisling Kane is a photographer living and working in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She was born in 1987. She received her BA Hons in Photography from the University of Ulster in 2012 and subsequently was awarded a one year residency within the college. She was the recipient of The Jaffa Art Prize, The Belfast Photo Factory Prize and The Directory Art Award and has exhibited internationally in Dublin, London and Paris. She was shortlisted for The Propeller Award, The WESTPHOTO Photography Prize and has been published in The Sunday Times and The Dubliner Magazine.
When speaking of her photography she said, “My work is about the place I grew up. Feeling like it was constantly misrepresented in the media, I decided I wanted to show a more personal viewpoint of the people from the area. I looked at the parallel narratives that run alongside political issues that get the majority of press coverage. I take inspiration from painting and literature wherein artists have taken the everyday lives of their commonplace subjects and placed it on a platform of significance”.
Since graduating, Aisling has worked various organisations and social enterprises including Mindwise New Vision, The Clare Project and The Voices Archive, facilitating workshops, teaching photography skills and promoting access to the creative industries for those from diverse range of social backgrounds.