Born in Glasgow, Kirsty Mackay studied photography before moving to New York and then London to work as a photographer’s assistant. She has assisted world class photographers - Nick Knight, Anton Corbijn, Herb Ritts and Albert Watson. As her focus changed to concentrate on her own work, she went on to study an MA in Documentary photography at the renowned school of photography in Newport, Wales.
Her work has been exhibited in the UK and across Europe. Her first book ‘My Favourite Colour Was Yellow’, a project documenting the prevalence of the colour pink, amongst young girls in the UK, was published in February. Her work has been published internationally including Le Monde, The Observer, The Telegraph, Marie Claire and The British Journal of Photography.