Dr Casey Orr
About Dr Casey Orr
Dr Casey Orr is a photographer, researcher and Senior Lecturer in the school of Art, Architecture and Design. She is also a member of the feminist art collective, F=.
Orr has shown in various galleries in the US (Jen Bekman, New York, the University of the Arts, Philadelphia or San Antonio College Gallery, Texas), as well as in galleries, museums and festivals in the UK including Look Liverpool International Photography Festival, Brighton Photo Biennale, The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Observer Magazine, The Royal Photographic Society Contemporary Photography Magazine, and The Yorkshire Sculpture Park and (the first time the walls of a prison have been used as a space for art) at HM Prison Leeds.
She considers photography not only as "a tool to document" but also in its poetical relationship to metaphor in a continually changing world.
Dr Orr is a Senior Lecturer, Graphic Art and Design. She also works with PhD research students.
Casey is currently investigating the lives of women and young people through photographic portraiture. The themes running through the bodies of work include feminism, the female gaze, interconnectedness; migration; autobiography; invisibility; the annihilation of time and space; nature and wildness; lines and borders. Her projects have diverse outputs including print and publications, exhibitions, conference presentations, lectures and photo essays.