Photography is my passion and life's work!
Angela Kelly is an Irish artist living in Rochester, NY, where she is an Associate Professor of Imaging Arts at RIT. Her work addresses memory, landscape and history of place. Strategies in her work include the use of appropriated family album imagery, maps and mapping elements and text. Her love of literature, poetry and history is evident through her choice of subject. Play is an intrinsic aspect of her work as is her desire to question and expand the very meaning of photography itself.
She is included in Naomi Rosenblum’s book, A History of Women Photographers, 2010; Photography and the Artist’s Book, 2012, and The Photograph and the Album, 2013, published by Museums Etc. An illustrated essay, Catharsis: Images of Post-Conflict Belfast was published in the Journal, Photographies, Vol 6: Issue 1, Routledge, 2013. Collections include: The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson; The Art Institute of Chicago; The Mac- Arthur Foundation; The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago;Kansas City Art Institute; The High Museum Atlanta and The Arts Council of London. Additional work may be viewed below.