Sheila McKinney | About

Sheila McKinney's home is London, but for the past 10 years she has lived in Houston, Texas and St John's, Newfoundland. Whilst in Houston McKinney attended Glassell School of Art, where she developed her darkroom skills and a passion for black & white photography. The move to St John's added an iPhone to her camera collection and a new creative outlet.
McKinney currently divides her time between St John's and London, where she is a member of both London Alternative Photography Collective and Shutter Hub. Having discovered Lux Darkroom she is back printing Holga and pinhole images as well as experimenting with alternative processes.

Exhibitions, Articles & Competitions


Somerville Toy Camera Festival - Washington Street Gallery, Somerville, MA, 10 September-1 October

BRIGHT (Shutter Hub Exhibition) - The Atrium Gallery, St James University Hospital, Leeds,

5 August-26 October

Shutter Hub Open 2016 - Hot Numbers Coffee, Cambridge, 24 June-24 July

Obsolete and Discontinued - REVELA T, Barcelona, Spain, 20 May-5 June

London Pinhole Festival 2016 - Doomed Gallery, Dalston, 21 April-24 April

Chasing Shadows X London Alternative Photography Collective - Sugar Store Gallery, The Lake District, UK, 22 January-13 March




Winter Salon - Rough Print Gallery, Dalston, December

Mobile Photography Awards - Honorable Mention Still Life Catagory

Pop Up 1 - Lightbox Photographic Gallery & Fine Printing, Astoria, Oregon, 14 November

Somerville Toy Camera Festival - Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA, September

Mobile Magic XX (Juror's Honorable Mention)- LightBox Photographic Gallery & Fine Printing, Astoria, Oregon, 8 August-11 September

Mother Earth - LightBox Photographic Gallery & Fine Printing, Astoria, Oregon, 8 August-8 September

Sharing A Core ( ACTINIC Festival) - Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 6 July-25 July

Chasing Shadows - Gallery X, Herbert Street, Dublin, 25 June- 6 August

MobileMagic XIX - LightBox Photographic Gallery & Fine Printing, Astoria, Oregon, 13 June-8 July

Beer Can Pinholes @ Doomed on the Shutter Hub Blog 

Shutter Hub Open 2015 - Bridewell Theatre Bar Gallery, St Bride Foundation, London, 9 June-13 September

London Pinhole Festival and Exhibition - Doomed Gallery, London, 24-26 April

MobileMagic XVII - LightBox Photographic Gallery & Fine Printing, Astoria, Oregon, 14 March-10 April


RATIO - Analogue Photography Exhibition, El Rincon Social, Houston, Texas, 25-31 October

Pinhole @ Fixed - Fixed Coffee & Baking, St John's, Newfoundland, 1-31 October 

Pocket Vistas: A Mobile Photography Exhibition, BMFA Arts Centre, Collingwood, Ontario, 3-28 September

London Alternative Photography Collective - 1st Birthday Exhibition, Doomed Gallery, London, 24-27 July

London Alternative Photography Collective - Pinhole Festival & Exhibition, Doomed Gallery, London, 25-28 April


Mobile Photo Awards - Digital Fine Art Category Honorable Mention


The Glassell School of Art Annual Student Exhibition - Juried Selections from the Academic Year, Houston, Texas, 1 June-22 July

FotoFest - Fact, Fiction and Interpretation: Recent Work from Glassell Studio School Photographers, The Glassell School of Art, Houston, Texas
FotoFest - Aker Imaging, Houston, Texas