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  Kate MacLeod   

Artist Statement and Bio

Portraiture for me is about capturing the transitory moments of life -- the gifts of the given moment. Frame by frame, I attempt to bring a power of suggestion to my work, one which encourages the viewer to look and to feel.

The world of photography has been drawing me in over the last twenty years. In the beginning my family and friends were my favorite subject matter. Out of this early work my love of an intimate style of portraiture was born -- a quality which continues to define my work today. I now specialize in portraits of women and children shot in that style. The images I look for have a naturalness to them. They are individual, evocative. My hope is to provide images which go beyond individuals' previous photographic experience of themselves. At the same time, I want people to recognize themselves in their portraits.

In 2000 I received the Vision 20/21 Award, as well as a Nova Scotia Talent Trust Award, both in recognition of advancement within the visual arts. I graduated from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in 2001. Later that year I was recognized in competition by Women in Photography International for their 20th Anniversary Exhibition "Tea Time," with the image "Cup & Blue Nebula." I was awarded a Nova Scotia Arts Council grant in 2002. Later that year and again this year I attended The Maine Photographic Workshops. I am currently a member of Visual Arts Nova Scotia.


Kate MacLeod
Kate MacLeod Photography


2003 The Maine Photographic Workshops, Rockport, Maine
"In Search of the Personal," one week course with John Goodman

2002 The Maine Photographic Workshops, Rockport, Maine
"The Intuitive Portrait," one week course with Andrea Modica

2001 New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Fredericton,
New Brunswick Photography Program

2000 Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Photography Extension Courses

1992 Nova Scotia Community College, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Photography Program


2003 Culinarius, solo exhibition, Chives Canadian Bistro
Halifax, Nova Scotia

2001 - 2003 International Tea Time: Images of Women - Images of Tea,
traveling group exhibition Sponsored by Women in Photography International,
Los Angeles, California

2001 Nightshift, group exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery
Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia

2000 One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, New Fish, group exhibition, Downstairs Gallery
New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Fredericton, New Brunswick

Awards / Grants

2002 Nova Scotia Arts Council Professional Development Grant

2001 Honorable Mention, Print Competition, Women in Photography International

2000 Nova Scotia Talent Trust Arts Scholarship Award

2000 Nova Scotia Talent Trust Vision 20/21 Award


2003 LaFrance Corporation, Concordville, Pennsylvania
Exhibition Print Series Purchase


2003 Women in Photography International, General Member

2002 Visual Arts Nova Scotia

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