Welcome to Memory Factory Photography. This was the partnership of Martha McCulloch and Harry Kerr. The partnership ended with Harry’s untimely death on May 15th 2022. This was a huge loss not only to Harry’s family and friends but to a wide circle of people who saw what a uniquely talented, creative and intelligent man he was.
Martha and Harry moved to Donegal in Ireland in the autumn of 2000 with the intention of establishing a commercial photography business, while continuing to pursue their own personal art/photography projects. They soon developed a reputation for their distinctive approach to photographing families, weddings and special events and occasions. They photographed weddings throughout the north west of Ireland and beyond for over twenty years, and made photographs for families which now hang in homes around the world. In addition to this they carried out commercial assignments for a wide range of local companies – product designers, artists, hoteliers, fashion designers, B & B owners, charities, accountants etc – always bringing to these assignments their unique vision.
They’d both been making photographs since they were knee high to a grasshopper. They met at school and continued to pursue their passion for photography and art at Glasgow School of Art where Martha studied fine art printmaking and Harry studied graphic design and photography. Martha went on to become an Associate Lecturer at what was then Sheffield Polytechnic, now Sheffield Hallam University, while Harry was Artist-in-Residence at Summerlee Heritage Trust, where he later became their exhibitions designer . Martha returned to Scotland to take up the post of Director of Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow and later went back to The Glasgow School of Art as a Lecturer in Fine Art Photography. Harry too found himself back at GSA where he worked as a Technical Instructor in the Fine Art Photography department. Martha’s strong family ties to Inishowen are the reason they made the move to Donegal.
Martha is continuing to run the business but for the time being is only taking on a small number of assignments. The Memory Factory was very much a collaboration so it will take time to see what it will become.