Hannah Starkey (b. Belfast, 1971) is a London-based British photographer, specialising in staged settings of women in urban environments. Starkey studied photography and film at Napier University, Edinburgh (1992 – 1995) and photography at the Royal College of Art, London (1996 – 1997). Starkey describes her work as “explorations of everyday experiences and observations of inner city life from a female perspective”. In 2019 Starkey was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society. Her artworks are part of the permanent collection of Tate Modern, Victoria & Albert Museum, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin and Castello di Rivoli, Turin. Starkey’s latest publication is ‘Photographs 1997 – 2017: Hannah Starkey’ (Mack Books, 2018) and her most comprehensive survey exhibition opens in October 2022 at the Hepworth Wakefield, UK.