The Fish That Never Swam by Kirsty Mackay (paperback)
The Fish That Never Swam by Kirsty Mackay (paperback)
The Fish That Never Swam by Kirsty Mackay (paperback)
The Fish That Never Swam by Kirsty Mackay (paperback)
The Fish That Never Swam by Kirsty Mackay (paperback)
The Fish That Never Swam by Kirsty Mackay (paperback)

The Fish That Never Swam by Kirsty Mackay (paperback)

£45.00

The Fish That Never Swam is a book that takes Glasgow as a case study and compiles 104 photographs and text written by Kirsty Mackay, who spent 4 years traveling across the city researching, interviewing and photographing people’s lives to illustrate the health inequalities and life expectancy gap in her home city.

Kirsty Mackay work was featured in Counted | Scotland's Census 2022 on display at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

Mackay has linked her own experience from the loss of her father and three of her male friends, to the diverse experiences of the people she photographed and interviewed, together with the latest research paper ‘History Politics and Vulnerability’ from the Glasgow Centre for Population Health.

Examining the relationship between the environment, government policy, historical trauma, and public health. It shifts the emphasis from individual lifestyle choices to the effects that political policies have on our bodies.

Kirsty Mackay 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.

Supported by the Rebecca Vassie Trust.

  • Size 32 x 24.5 cm
  • Format Paperback
  • Book edition 500
  • Page count 288 pages
  • Authors Kirsty Mackay
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