Kathryn Martin (b.1972) is a photographer who lives and works in Sussex. She studied photography at The London College of Printing and holds a degree in French from The University of Hull.
From 2000, she worked for over 10 years in London as a documentary photographer primarily focusing on the natural environment. Personal projects have explored traditions, stories, memories and relationships of the individual to the landscape. This includes a series on London’s orchards, an exploration of English natural sea-pools and a study of urban wildflowers. Her work has been widely published and she spent 5 years as a photographer for Neal’s Yard Remedies documenting the relocation of its factory and head office from Battersea in London to Gillingham in rural Dorset.
Prior to developing her photographic career, she worked for Maureen Doherty at Egg where she was greatly influenced by artists such as Edmund de Waal, Keiko Hasegawa and Issey Miyake. Kathryn then went on to work for several inner city environmental organisations, using her photography to inspire change and promote understanding of the natural world. It is this love of art and nature that informs her work.
Between working on personal projects, teaching and commissions, Kathryn also works freelance for the photography development agency, Photoworks and has recently assisted artist Becky Warnock with a commission for House Biennial 2017.