Kate Joyce


Kate Joyce (b. 1979) is a photographer working in typologies, the relationship between pictures and literature, and collaboration. Her work is informed by documentary processes, the geometry of light and space, and examples of quotidian intimacy. Metaphysics, a series of color photographs made over a seven-year period from her window seat onboard airplanes was exhibited at SITE Santa Fe winter/spring 2022 with a companion publication by Hat & Beard Press. Collaborative projects include Metamorphoses (Special Problems Press, 2021); Analogies (Special Problems Press, 2021); Big Ears Knoxville (Hat & Beard Press, 2019). Kate’s work is in included in Bull City Summer (Daylight Books, 2014), Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life Tradition (Thames & Hudson, 2013), Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe (Museum of New Mexico Press, 2009), and Hollow City: The Siege of San Francisco and the Crisis of American Urbanism (Verso, 2002). Additional publications include Blau International, Harper’s Magazine, The New Yorker, The Paris Review Daily, Architect Magazine, and Manoa Journal. Kate grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico; studied photojournalism and sociology at San Francisco State University; Spanish in Guatemala and Chile; and storytelling at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Kate received a Lewis Hine Documentary Initiative Fellowship producing work in Bloemfontein, South Africa 2003-2004. Kate moved back to Santa Fe in 2016.

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