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Daragh Soden


Daragh Soden is an artist, photographer and director from Dublin, Ireland.

His work explores universal themes that affect him personally. Using mainly still images, but also moving image, prose, poetry and installation.

Soden’s Young Dubliners series, a combination of environmental portraits and diaristic text, has been exhibited in Dublin, London and Paris. 

In 2017, he was awarded the Grand Prix du Jury at the Hyères Festival. 

In 2018, he exhibited Toulon, at the Villa Noailles in Hyères and in Toulon, France. 

In 2019, Soden exhibited Looking for Love in The Photographers’ Gallery in London. A series of analogue photographs, digital lightboxes and a super8 film, Looking for Love was part of the group exhibition Shot In Soho including work by artists William Klein and Anders Petersen. 

Most recently, Soden presented Ladies & Gentlemen, a series of large format portrait photographs, in a solo exhibition at PhotoIreland Festival, 2022.

Soden continues to make new work that builds and expands upon his practice as an ever evolving artist.


Appears in

  • Aperture Magazine, M le Monde, British Journal of Photography, WSJ Magazine, Holiday Magazine, Vogue Italia
  • Shot in Soho, published by Prestel, edited by Karen McQuaid & Julian Rodriguez
  • Pools, published by Rizzoli, edited by Lou Stoppard
  • X, designed, edited & published by Daragh Soden

Awards and honours

  • Grand Prix du Jury, Hyères International Festival, 2017 
  • Undergraduate Award, British Journal of Photography Awards, 2016


Solo exhibitions

  • 2022, Ladies & Gentlemen, PhotoIreland, Dublin
  • 2019, Looking for Love, The Photographers’ Gallery, London
  • 2019, Young Dubliners, Gallery of Photography Ireland, Dublin
  • 2019, A Dark Secret, Red Hook Labs, New York
  • 2018, Tales of Toulon, Villa Noailles, Hyères, France
  • 2018, Tales of Toulon, Rue des Artes, Toulon, France
  • 2017, Young Dubliners, Hyères International Festival, Hyères, France
  • 2016, Young Dubliners, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
  • 2016, Young Dubliners, PhotoIreland Festival, The Library Project, Dublin
  • 2016, Young Dubliners, British Journal of Photography Awards, London
  • 2015, Splott, Sherman Cymru, Cardiff, Wales
  • 2014, Splott, The Abacus, Cardiff , Wales

Group exhibitions

  • 2021 Newport Masculine, Newport / Lab exhibition & workshop, Newport, Wales
  • 2019 Looking for Love, Shot In Soho exhibition, The Photographers’ Gallery, London
  • 2019 Young Dubliners, Snap Judgements exhibition, Gallery of Photography Ireland, Dublin
  • 2019 A Dark Secret, New Artists III exhibition, Red Hook Labs, New York
  • 2017 Young Dubliners, Hyères International Festival, Hyères, France
  • 2016 Young Dubliners, solo show at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
  • 2016 Burning To Shine, Queer Circle, Lime Wharf, Vyner Street, London
  • 2016 Young Dubliners, PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin
  • 2016 Young Dubliners, British Journal of Photography Awards, London
  • 2016 Savior, 186th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
  • 2016 Splott, Made In Wales II, Oriel Colwyn, Colwyn Bay, Wales

External links & References