Hannah Starkey

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Hannah Starkey
Born1971 (age 46–47)
Known forPhotography

Hannah Starkey (born 1971) is a British photographer who specializes in staged settings of women in city environments.


Born in Belfast, Starkey studied photography and film at Napier University, Edinburgh (1992–1995) and photography at the Royal College of Art, London (1996–1997). She now lives and works in London.[1]

Her more recent images have an almost theatrical character, often depicting women in staged settings, for example with a Coca-Cola in a pub or inside a public lavatory. She describes her work as "explorations of everyday experiences and observations of inner city life from a female perspective."[2][3]


  • Hannah Starkey: Photographs 1997–2007. Göttingen: Steidl, 2007. Isabella Kullmann; Liz Jobey. ISBN 978-3-86521-373-0.
  • Hannah Starkey: Twenty Nine Pictures. Coventry: Mead Gallery, 2011. Hannah Starkey; Diarmuid Costello; Sarah Shalgosky; Margaret Iverson. ISBN 978-0-902683-99-0.
  • Photographs 1997–2017. London: Mack, 2018. ISBN 978-1-912339-19-8.

Solo exhibitions[edit]


  • 2009: Galleria Monica de Cardenas, Zuoz, Switzerland
  • 2010: Forum für Fotografie, Cologne
  • 2010: Maureen Paley, London
  • 2011: Hannah Starkey: Twenty-Nine Pictures, Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry. Curated by Diarmuid Costello.[5]
  • 2011: Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast


Starkey's work is held in the following public collections:[6]


  1. ^ "Hannah Starkey", Politik der Umverteilung. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Hannah Starkey born 1971", Tate. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  3. ^ Matilda Battersea, "Hannah Starkey: Twenty-Nine Pictures", The Independent, 18 January 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Hannah Starkey", artnet.com. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Hannah Starkey: In Conversation". The Daily Telegraph. London. 26 January 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Hannah Starkey", University of Ulster. Retrieved 24 March 2013.

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