Aisling Keavey is a photographer and practice-led researcher with a BA in Fine Art Print and Time-based Media from Wimbledon College of Art and an MRes in Photography from Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology.
She has an intensely research-led photographic which is concerned with narratives and representations of Irish immigrant women through film and photography. Using moving image and photography, as well as archival images and interviews, she aims to subvert how Irish women are represented through film and photography. She has presented conference papers at national and international conferences including the Women’s History Association of Ireland PGR research day, the Sixteenth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Migrant Belongings: Digital Practices and the Everyday and the British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference.
She currently working on the culmination of her practice-led masters, a photographic book project entitled Heartland / Hearthland, which showcases photographs and ethnographic interviews with Irish women around their experience of being Irish in London, their reasoning for emigrating and their thoughts about what home means to them.