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Eric Luke
Eric Luke

Eric Luke

Born 1954, (Dublin)

Eric Luke has worked as a staff photographer with Irish National newspapers for over 45 years.

Former Irish Times photographer and winner of numerous national and international awards, including the World Press Photo, and PPAI Photographer of the Year.

With over 25 Press Photographers Association of Ireland awards, and the World Press Photo News award, his work has been exhibited throughout Ireland, and further afield. Venues include Trinity College Dublin, The National Gallery of Ireland, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Photo Museum Ireland, World Press Photo Amsterdam and the United Nations Building New York.

His photography has taken him on assignments worldwide, including five Olympic Games, two World Cups, and news stories in Washington, London, Sydney, India, Syria, Kenya and Somalia.

Born in Dalkey, South Dublin, he has built up a personal archive documenting the people of Ireland over the past five decades.


Appears in

  • 2016, Looking Back, O’Brien Press, Dublin
  • 2019, Mary Louise O’Donnell, Working Lives, Veritas, Dublin

Awards and honours

  • 1986, PPAI Photographer of the Year
  • 1998, World Press Photo News Award

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