Born in 1972, Anita Murphy grew up immersed in food, history and story telling on a farm on the southeast coast of Ireland. She completed a BA Hons in Documentary Photography at the University of Wales, Newport in 2002 and a BA Hons in Marketing and French at GMIT, Galway in 1995.
Her passion lies in Documentary and Food photography. She is committed to creating photographic archives of everyday life for future generations through her Documentary work. While the challenges facing foods producers in the modern age of mass production, cheap imports and ever-stricter regulations have motivated her to increase awareness of small food producers and sustainable production among the wider community through mouth watering food photography.
She has exhibited both nationally and internationally, from gallery exhibitions to installations and received the Inis Oirr National Residency Award in 2008. She lives and works in Galway, Ireland.