Katie McGoran

I am a Bristol based photographer and curator who creates work addressing political and social issues, particularly exploring power structures within our society and queer identity. I approach these topics with a unique and creative visual aesthetic which blurs the visual language of different photographic genres. Through this playful and experimental style, I intend to challenge the viewer's pre-conceptions and create new dialogues about people, society and nature. I also curate and supports exhibitions and arts events in Bristol as part of Umbra Creatives art collective and work as a freelance photographer, shooting products, people and events.

Clifton Cathedral - The Built Environment

This image of Clifton Cathedral forms part of my series ‘The Built Environment’ which explores the relationship between power and architecture and contemplates how the architecture in our spatial environment can reflect and reinforce the ideologies of those holding power.

Senate House Library - The Built Environment

Senate House Library, used in wartime as the government’s Ministry of information, forms part of ‘The Built Environment’ which explores the relationship between power and architecture and contemplates how the architecture in our spatial environment reflects and reinforces ideological power.

Duke of York - The Built Environment

This statue of the Duke of York forms part of my series 'The Built Environment', exploring the relationship between power and architecture. This image contemplates how spatial environment reflects and reinforces ideological power and glorifies certain values.

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Queer Juice Zine

Queer Juice is a collaborative zine which visualises stories from young LGBTQIA+ people particularly addressing Queer imposter syndrome, community and identity through the metaphor of smoothies. The individual typographies inside are by graphic designer Iona Adair.