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zoe hamill
zoe hamill

Zoe Hamill

Born  1987 (Location)

Zoe is a photographer from Co. Antrim, now living in Edinburgh. She is interested in the relationship between humans and the environment, as well as the systems of classification that we use to make sense of the world around us. As well as working on her own fine art photography projects, she is a freelance photography educator and a photography technician at Stills, Edinburgh.1

Previous clients include Craigmillar Now, University of Edinburgh, National Museums Scotland, Dovecot Studios & Margaret Tait Archive.


Appears in

Awards and honours

  • 2022, Grant for Analogue Photography, Richard & Siobhan Coward Foundation, Edinburgh, UK 
  • 2019, New Irish Works, PhotoIreland Foundation, Dublin, Ireland


Solo exhibitions

Group exhibitions

  • 2021  Collection 1, Filtr Collective, various locations, Edinburgh, UK
  • 2019  New Irish Works, Museum of Contemporary Photography of Ireland, Dublin
  • 2018  Projects 18: Fresh Focus, Stills Centre for Photography, Edinburgh, UK.
  • 2017  When the Light Shifts, Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow, UK.
  • 2016  Departures, Hillhead Library in association with Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow, UK.
  • 2015  Visualising the Animal, Carlisle Photo Festival, UK.
  • 2014  Hold the Line, Exchange Gallery, Belfast Exposed, UK.
  • 2013  ACNI Collection Exhibition, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Enniskillen.
  • 2012  Peripheries-Moments from the Side, Inspirational Arts, Dublin.
  • 2010  Different Dimension, Novosibersk State Art Museum, Russia.


A work in progress investigating the oil-shale bings of West Lothian. Created as a by-product of Scotland’s first oil manufacturing processes in the 19th Century, the heaps of industrial waste have now become a haven for biodiversity in the UK.

A multi-chaptered exploration of the complex relationship between horses and humans.

An investigative study of the land that I’m from. The townland has been home to several generations of my family and I often feel like part of a continuum of people in that place, cyclical and generational histories playing out across a backdrop of the same trees, stones and fields.

Ultimately it is an attempt to photograph intangible feelings of physical connection to a place, with an awareness of the inherent impossibility of the task.


External links & References

  1. “Information” Zoe Hamill