(Nur) Aishah Kenton grew up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Aishah graduated from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (2018), where she majored in photography at the School of Art and Design. 

Aishah is primarily concerned with photographing her personal experiences, which result in photographs that are engaged and have intimate relationships with her subjects.

In 2018 Aishah was awarded an Emerging Artist Support Scheme Award for her graduating exhibition To Whom it May Concern. The award was given by the Goulburn Regional Gallery, where her most series of work was exhibited in 2019/20. 

Aishah was a finalist in the 2017 Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women. In 2020 Aishah was awarded a coveted spot in the 2020 Chico Portfolio Review in Montana, USA, a finalist in the CLIP Landscape Award at Perth Centre For Photography, and long listed for Foam Talent Call, Amsterdam. 

In 2020 KENTON/DAVEY joined OCULI, the Australian photographic collective.

In 2021, Aishah and her husband, Sean Davey founded Pacific Center For Photographic Arts (PCPA) a non-profit organisation primarily concerned with providing positive and practical experiences in the Arts for people in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia and the Pacific.

In 2022, Aishah was selected for US/Aus based publication, Monster Children, 'Bright Young Things' - A collection of young talent across art, film, skate, surf, and photography. 

Aishah is one half of KENTON/DAVEY, the other half being her husband and fellow photographer, Sean Davey.

Freelance clients include Airbnb, Art Monthly Australasia, The Australian Financial Review, The Guardian, The National Library of Australia and Wall Street Journal among others. 


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Aishah lives between Melbourne, VIC and  Canberra, ACT, Australia. 

Aishah is available for commission. 

Photo credit: Sean Davey

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