(b.1999 London, England)
Mae Mackenzie is a photographer based in Glasgow. Her practice involves book making and darkroom printing, particularly on a large scale as well as alternative printing processes. Mackenzie’s work conveys themes of memory, the fragility of time, change and the marks we leave behind. In a world where everything is constantly changing she captures those scenes that are remnants of the past, something she has continuously explored throughout her artistic practice. Her work also incorporates curational aspects through being a joint curator of the project ‘OFF GRID’, a biannual exhibition that takes place in abandoned spaces around Glasgow. Whilst also being the creator of ‘RANDOM ACCESS’ zine, a group biannual publication.
Ongoing series (2021-)
Focusing on themes of memory, these photographs taken in Glasgow demonstrate the fragility of time, change, and the marks we leave behind.
In a world where everything is constantly changing, Mackenzie captures those scenes that are remnants of the past. Whilst there is a physical absence of people in the photographs, their traces are made known through the chalk drawings made by kids on a winters day or an old football shirt tied to a fence to remember a loved one.
5 Fibre based Silver Gelatin prints, framed 115 x 131cm (2022).