Kyle Meyer was born 1985 in Ashland, Ohio. He moved to New York City, where he visited the City College of New York, and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in photography. Afterwards Kyle moved to eSwatini (formerly Swaziland), because he was awarded the Mortimer B. Hayes Brandeis traveling fellowship for 2009/2010. He photographed for WSJ, CNN, UNDP, Columbia University (ICAP) Action Against Hunger, and Pepfar. Kyle did his Master’s of Arts in photography from the Parsons The New School of Design.
Kyle Meyer’s practise combines photography with weaving techniques. While in eSwatini, he learned the art of weaving by documenting and working with women making rugs and baskets to support their communities. Kyle has incorporated the African weaving craft into his photography, pushing colours during processing, mathematically mapping out patterns and weaving photographs. Over the past several years, his artistic foundation in photography has focused the question how a digital image can serve any human connection when it is entirely produced – and ubiquitously reproduced – by mechanical means (camera, computer, printer). This has led to extensive research and apprenticeship with handicraft artisans, exploring the tactile potential of photography. He supports the LGBTIQ-community and thematises their issues in his work. Meyer lives and works in eSwatini.