Heather McDonough


Heather was born in the USA, she has lived most of her life in the UK with some time in France and Italy. Her degree was in Graphic Design at Middlesex University (1984), she studied Photography at the Cass School of Art (1987-90) and her MA was in Fine Art: Drawing at Wimbledon School of Art (1997).


During this time her work was selected for a permanent public installation at Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts. Her work has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery John Kobal Award; Photographers’ Gallery; V&A Childhood Museum & the London Transport Museum. Her work has been featured in several Photography festivals: Voies Off, Arles; Brighton Photo Fringe, UK; Unseen Dummy Award, Amsterdam. Her work has been selected for juried exhibitions: European Women’s Photography Award, Prato, Italy; Familydom, FSMGallery, Florence, Italy; Dazed, Dallas University, Texas and Size Matters, Medium Photography Festival in San Diego.


She teaches Photography at the Cass/ London Metropolitan University.

She makes sculptural installations, films and explores narrative and sequence in book form. Her work is about Family, memory and the home often plays a central part to the stories she conjures, intertwining reality with the magic of light and place.