Casey Orr is an American photographer and artist. She has lived in the UK for over 25 years working on a variety of commissions and personal projects.
She works between the UK and USA, photographing the people and communities of Britain and of her homeland, using her camera to answer questions she has about, among other things, the lives of women, the interconnectedness of all living things, our relationship to nature and notions of home and belonging. This questioning has taken her across the North Atlantic Ocean by containership, throughout the USA, UK and Europe photographing anarchists, behind the walls of HMP Leeds Prison, and into the lives of the many people she collaborates with through portraiture.
She has photographed extensively in the North of England (where she lives) collaborating with many different people and using photography as a way of exploring this shared life.
Her work has been shown in various galleries in the US (Jen Bekman Gallery, New York; ATA Gallery, San Francisco; University of the Arts, Philadelphia; San Antonio Gallery; Texas), as well as in galleries, museums, publications and festivals in the UK including The Palace of Westminster, Tate Liverpool, Look Liverpool International Photography Festival, Brighton Photo Biennale, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Observer Magazine, The Royal Photographic Society Photography Magazine, British Journal of Photography, National Portrait Gallery, London and (the first time the walls of a prison have been used as a space for art) at HM Prison, Leeds.
Her work Saturday Girl won the Format Photography Festival Award in 2019.