Kirk Palmer trained at the Royal College of Art in London. His practice is located between the still and the moving image, with recent works questioning if, and how, the intangible properties of history and memory are manifest in the present-day physical substance of place. In 2005 he embarked on what has become an extended personal reflection on the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The resultant works have evolved out of, and are expressions of, journeys through which he has contemplated, from carefully considered perspectives, the incomprehensible horror and human tragedy of those events. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally with solo shows in London and Berlin, and group shows including: Anticipation, David Roberts Art Foundation, London; In Our World: New Photography in Britain, Galleria Civica di Modena, Italy; and Natural Wonders: New Art From London, Baibakov Art Projects, Moscow.