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Michael Croghan

Born 1977, November, 17 (Longford, Ireland)

Michael Croghan is a visual artist/photographer based in Ireland.

Michael Croghan is a documentary photographer who photographs in-between spaces, in a poetic realist and formalist style adaptive to the everyday vernacular. He collaborates with communities of interest to explore social tropes and hidden histories, a transcendence of the familiar to draw attention to the poetry of the common place.


Appears in

  • 2022, Tanya Kiang & Trish Lambe (s), Mass Isolation, Dublin: Gallery of Photography, ISBN (NA) 1
  • 2022, Shutterhub(s), Everyday Delight, City:, A Shutter Hub Editions Publication ISBN (978-1-7399632-3-1) 2

Awards and honours

  • 2021, Grant, Longford Live & Local, Longford,Ireland
  • 2022, Artist Pilot Scheme Grant Government, Dublin, Ireland


Solo exhibitions

  • 2021, Archive Cognizance, Michael Croghan, Escobar Alleyway, street exhibition, Longford, Ireland, Run (17th, Sep opened to 19th, Sep closed)
  • 2022, A Portrait in Time, Michael Croghan, Old Providers Building, Longford, Ireland, 7 th Oct – 13 th Oct

Group exhibitions

  • 2023, Local Area, Maeve Connolly & Sinead Hogan, The Lab Gallery, Dublin, Ireland,
    Run (11th, Jan opened to 21st, Jan) 3
  • 2023, In Plain Sight, Marcel Kollen, Willemsplein 85, 3016 DR , Rotterdam, Holland (9 th
    Feb to 12 th Feb) 4
  • 2023, Unknowing the likeness of Being, Maria McKinney, Maolíosa Boyle, Hugh
    McCarthy, Órla McGovern, Rua Red, Dublin, Ireland, (Feb 24 – 22 Apr
  • 2023) 5
  • 2021, Halftone, PhotoIreland, Dublin, Ireland


Black Notice (2021) 

A Black Notice is issued by Interpol and An Garda Síochána when looking for information about unidentified deceased persons. In many cases the person may have been using a false identity. For more than ten years the Garda and Interpol have been trying to identify the body of Peter Bergmann. Nobody has ever come forward to identify him and he lies buried in an unmarked grave in Sligo. This unsolved mystery was the starting point to explore conceptual documentary photography at the intersection between fact and fiction, the raison d’être of photography itself. 6