Kirsty Mackay (born 1970) is a photographic artist, educator, activist and filmmaker. Her research-led documentary practice highlights social issues surrounding gender, class and discrimination. She has an MA in Documentary photography from University of South Wales, Newport. Her current book project The Fish That Never Swam considers class and discrimination against working-class people. Combining first-person narratives with photographs, it takes Glasgow as a case study, looking at the root causes of the city’s poor health outcomes and lower life expectancy. Her work has been exhibited internationally, most recently in the exhibition Facing Britain at Museum Goch, Germany.