KERRY PAYNE STAILEY IS AN AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN maine and Greater NEW YORK. PHOTOGRAPHY is her tool for igniting the POWERFUL ALCHEMY of ‘HURTING, TO HEALING, TO HELPING.’

Kerry Payne Stailey

Kerry Payne Stailey

Kerry Payne Stailey’s work is revelatory and insightful about the ways we live our lives; a collection of intimate photo essays that at once give voice to many who suffer in silence and also offer hope; images that show life is a constant movement, a flow of energy. What may draw us down today can change with the break of a new dawn.

Personal tragedies led Kerry to photography and through her projects, which explore the eternal themes of birth and death, she has not only found comfort for herself, but for countless others who identify with her images.

She has studied photography, documentary film making and writing at the International Center of Photography, School of Visual Arts and New York University.

In 2015 she was named ‘Photographer of the Year’ by the Lucie Foundation in the Moving Images category.  Her photography has been published and exhibited internationally. A partial list of publications includes Pro Photo (Australia), Time Lightbox, New York Times Lensblog, Marie Claire (Italy and Brazil), Esquire, The Sydney Morning Herald, Revista Photo Magazine (Brazil), The Huffington Post and Burn Magazine, among others.

Kerry has participated in photography related panel discussions with Aperture and the New School, and the International Center of Photography in NYC, and at Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University and St Lawrence University, NY.

Her nonprofit clients include The United Nations Foundation, where she is a Senior Fellow of #instacorp and the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention.

She is on the Board of Directors for the initiative 1in20, providing a platform for people living with mental illness, and their caregivers, to share their experiences through the art of visual storytelling.

Kerry is also co-founder of Principa and founder of Polaris, consulting networks delivering business development technology, marketing strategy and profit boosting tools to accountants, artists and small and mid-sized business owners worldwide. 

In this capacity she has advised and consulted to NYC based International Center of Photography, Amsterdam based Noor Images, Burn Magazine, Maine Media Workshops + College and photographers David Alan Harvey, James Nachtwey, Stanley Greene, Steve McCurry and Peter Turnley on social media marketing, strategy and positioning.

Learn more at: www.polariscoaching.biz and www.kerrypayne.biz

CONTACT KERRY:

e: kerry@kerrypayne.net | t: +1 775-376-0163 

Available for freelance editorial, commercial, event and commissioned work worldwide.   Clients include United Nations Foundation, FujiFilm USA, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, CNN, IF Studio, and Aga Khan Development Network. 


PUBLICATIONS, AWARDS & PRESENTATIONS:

2019 - ‘More Beautiful Broken’, 1st Place (Film/Other), International Photography Awards, Lucie Foundation.

2019 - ‘My Father’s Daughter’, 2nd Place (Motion/Video), International Photography Awards, Lucie Foundation.

2019 - ‘Instant Love Story’, Honorable Mention (Portrait), International Photography Awards, Lucie Foundation.

2019 - Workshop Instructor: ‘Art for the Heart’ - Photographing Vulnerability, Telling Personal Stories, Maine.

2019 - Featured artist - ‘More Beautiful Broken’, exhibition. Miami PhotoFest.

2019 - Workshop Instructor: ‘Photography Hands On’ - Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Miami Photo Fest.

2019 - Lecture, ‘More Beautiful Broken’ - Miami PhotoFest.

2019 - Guest Lecture, St Lawrence University, NY: “Photographing the Invisible, Photography and Mental Illness”.

2018 - Workshop Instructor: ‘My Story: The Photo Essay’ - Camp Kita, children’s summer camp for suicide survivors.

2017 – Guest Presenter, David Alan Harvey (Magnum, NatGeo) NYC Masterclass

2017 - Workshop Instructor: ‘Healing Through Photography’: Camp Kita, children’s summer camp for suicide survivors.

2016 – Winner, Digital PR Awards / Instagram Communications: #Instacorps for United Nations Foundation 

2016 – Guest Presenter, "The Intimate Lens", International Center of Photography, NYC

2016 – 'Left Behind' - ABC News.com       

2016 – Group Exhibition, FujiFilm Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan                                              

2016 – Guest Presenter, David Alan Harvey (Magnum, NatGeo) NYC Masterclass

2016 - Workshop Instructor: ‘Expression Through Photography’: Camp Kita, children’s summer camp for suicide survivors.

2015 – Winner, Lucie Award for Photographer of the Year (Moving Images) – International Photography Awards, Lucie Foundation
2015 – ‘Left Behind’ – 2nd Place (Moving Images), International Photography Awards, Lucie Foundation
2015 – ‘The Children (I Never Had)’ – 3rd Place (Moving Images), International Photography Awards, Lucie Foundation
2015 – ‘Soñar Madre’ (collaboration with Natalie Grono) – Honorable Mention – Fine Art Portrait, International Photography Awards, Lucie Foundation
2015 – ‘Soñar Madre’ (collaboration with Natalie Grono) – Honorable Mention – Self Portrait, International Photography Awards, Lucie Foundation
2015 – 1in20 exhibition, Indian Photography Festival, Hyderabad, India
2015 – Cover/Feature article, Pro Photo, Photojournalism Now
2015 – ‘Soñar Madre’ (collaboration with Natalie Grono) – Burn Magazine
2015 – ‘Soñar Madre’ (collaboration with Natalie Grono) – Echosight
2015 – ‘Left Behind’ – Finalist, Palm Springs Photo Festival
2015 – Guest Lecture, Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse, NY
2015 – 1in20 exhibition, Head On Photo Festival, Sydney Australia                              

2015 – Guest Presenter, David Alan Harvey (Magnum, NatGeo) NYC Masterclass
2014 – Panelist, Aperture, The New School: The Space Between, Smart Phone Photography
2014 – ‘The Children (I Never Had)’ – Burn Magazine
2014 – ‘The Children (I Never Had)’ – Slideluck, Photo DC
2014 – ‘Instant Love’ – The Space Between, Time Lightbox, NY Times Lensblog
2014 – ‘Instant Love’ – The Space Between exhibition, Center for Photography, Woodstock
2013 – ‘Left Behind’ – Solo exhibition, Australian Embassy, Washington DC
2013 – ‘Left Behind’ – Photoville, Kira Pollack/TIME Magazine selection, Slideluck.
2012 – ‘Left Behind’ – Sydney Morning Herald
2012 – ‘Left Behind’ – Revista Photo Magazine, Brazil
2012 – ‘Left Behind’ – Suicide Prevention Australia, Keynote
2012 – ‘Left Behind’ – Head On Photo Festival, Sydney Australia
2011 – ‘Left Behind’ – Photo DC, Slideluck
2010 – ‘Father’ – Burn Magazine
2010 – ‘Left Behind’ – Panelist, Suicide Survivors Day International Conference, Washington DC
2009 – ‘Left Behind’ – Esquire, Russia
2009 – ‘Left Behind’ – Marie Claire, Italy
2009 – ‘Left Behind’ – Burn Magazine