I picked up the scissors and I cut. I cut out all the bits that annoyed me. I was cutting his lack of care and my fear of the unknown.’  Debbie Castro, 2018


Debbie Castro’s practice explores the complex relationships that people have with their own bodies. Working with a variety of media (film, video, polaroid; paint, scissors and tape), she creates psychological portraits  that investigate the ebb and flow of embodied existence. For Castro, a portrait session is the beginning of an ongoing relationship with her subject: there are no stolen images. The question asked is ‘How do you feel about letting go, loss, the body?’, and the answer is found in a collaborative dissection of the photographic process.

Through cuts in the print, or glitches in the video, conventional representations are deconstructed, revealing  the subjects’ inner truth. The Other is re-presented, from the inside out. The aim is not to pin the subject down, but rather to bear witness to the endless becoming at the heart of existence.





2018 I-CUT


Who gave you the roses?

Bottleneck Gallery, 60 Broadway, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC


Focused Identity; Unfocused Spaces

Moxie Studios, Lad Lane, Dublin 2, Ireland



The Scarred Landscape 

P3 Gallery, University of Westminster, London




Glamour in the Blood 

Inspirational Arts, 7 Herbert Street, Dublin 2, Ireland               


Portraits of Women – Suffragettes

John Scurr Community Centre, Limehouse, East London.               

Commissioned by Tower Hamlets Council for International Women’s Day


The Scarred Landscape

 Mill St Gallery, Mill St, Dublin 8, Ireland




Who gave you the roses?

With text by Francesca Carrington Birch


The Scarred Landscape






Masters in Photojournalism (Merit)

University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, London



Street fashion Photography Level 3 Award

LCC, London College of Communications, 

University of the Arts, London



Photography portfolio course (Distinction)

Marino College VEC, Dublin, Ireland



BSc Hons Psychology and Psycholanalysis  (2.1)

Dublin Business School of Arts (LSB College) Balfe Street, Dublin, Ireland



2017- current

Co-Ordinator for LIoP

London Institute of Photography, The Truman Brewery, London.

Role includes organizing monthly Talks, Yearly exhibit as part of Free Range Festival., Writing teaching material, organizing Job board, Blog post and organizing The monthly Challenge.  

 2010-  2016                 

Director of Training & Senior Trainer:       

London School of Photography, 19-21 Hatton Garden, London   

Lead tutor - Introduction to the camera Level 1 and 2, Portrait, Food and Product, Studio, Photoshop, Lightroom, Photojournalism and street photography and; Curator -Annual exhibition of students’ practice.