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David Stephenson is an Irish photographer and filmmaker from Dublin. He has been commissioned by the Aid agencies, Trocaire and Self Help International and the Irish fair-trade coffee company, Java Republic, to photograph in Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Zambia, Kenya, Kosovo, Rwanda, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. His work has been published in local, national and international newspapers, as well as magazines and art journals. His recent documentary ‘Raymond’ and had won two best documentary awards at the Fastnet Festival, Cork in 2016 and Belfast Film Festival 2017. It will be touring numerous other festivals but it will be at Cork Film Festival in November 2017. Images of the subject ‘Raymond’ have been published widely and won first prize at the Lexicon Dun Laoghaire. 1  Stephenson’s work can be found in the DLRC Country Council collection, and the Civic Centre, Tallaght, Dublin.2


Solo exhibitions

  • 2005 Slant, Sligo Art Gallery, Sligo
  • 2005 Slant, Civic Theatre, Tallaght, Dublin
  • 2004 Slant, Gallery of Photography, Dublin
  • 2000 Retrospective from Central America, Africa & Kosovo, Hunt Museum, Limerick
  • 1999 Rwanda, National Museum, Kigali, Rwanda
  • 1999 African Portraits, Bank of Ireland Arts Centre, Dublin
  • 1998 Central American Images, Dolmen Gallery, Limerick
  • 1998 Central American Images, Arthouse, Dublin
  • 1995 Hard Shoulders, Dublin Arts Club, Dublin

Group exhibitions

  • 2017 SHOT, SO fine art Editions, Dublin
  • 2015, 2014 RHA Annual Exhibition Invited Artist, RHA, Dublin
  • 2009 Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle, Co. Roscommon
  • 2008 Roundstone Art Centre, Co. Galway
  • 2003 DSP Charity Art Auction, RHA, Dublin
  • 1997, 1996 National Portrait Gallery, London
  • 1995 Angela Flowers Gallery, London
  • 1995 Signal Art Gallery, Bray, Co. Wicklow
  • 1994 Pantheon Gallery, Dublin