Miriam O’Connor is an Irish artist living and working in Cork. Drawing inspiration from the language, sights and sounds of the everyday, her photographic practice frequently engages with matters which reflect her everyday surroundings and contemplates the manner in which this persuasive medium permeates the way we engage with the world around us. Rather than providing answers, O’ Connor positions photography as a tool for posing questions, a medium in itself that commands interrogation. She enjoys the special ambiguity of still images and photography’s capacity to conceal as much as it reveals. Her projects have explored themes around looking and seeing; the relationship between camera and subject; the circulation and consumption of images, and the complex nature of photographic representation.
Her work has been featured in publications including; Camera Austria, Source Photographic Review, The New York Times and The Guardian. Recent exhibits include, ‘Family of No Man’, COSMOS, Arles (2018), ‘Interiors and Other Landscapes’, Sternview Gallery, Cork (2018), ‘RHA Annual Open’, Dublin, (2018), ‘Encountering The Land’, VISUAL, Carlow (2018). Publications include, Attention Seekers (2012) The Legacy Project (2013) and Tomorrow is Sunday (2017). O Connor’s work has recently been selected for FUTURES, a photography platform that pools the resources and talent programmes of leading photography institutions across Europe in order to increase visibility of its selected artists. In addition to her art practice, O’ Connor also lectures at Griffith College Dublin.