Kyna Gourley studied photography at Westminster University before completing a Masters in Visual Anthropology at Goldsmiths. She now combines the role of photographer, filmmaker and ethnographer. She has worked collaboratively and individually on socially engaged projects for over ten years working with a number of different groups including young carers, young parents, young refugees, young people with disabilities, adults with learning difficulties, adults with mental illness, vulnerable young women, sex workers and sexually exploited young people. Her work has been shown at the National Portrait Gallery, The Lowery, National Centre for Performing Arts (Mumbai), Sino-foreign Photographic Communication Fair, China, Host Gallery, London’s City Hall and the Biennale de photographie en Condroz and is in a number of collections including the Geffrye Museum in East London.