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Gallery of Photography Ireland

Founded  1978
Website galleryofphotography.ie

The Gallery of Photography was established in 1978 by John Osman.

In 1996 they moved to a purpose-designed new gallery, designed by architects O’Donnell + Tuomey.1

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

  • 2022, National Photography Collection, 19 January to 31 March 2022
  • 2022, Galleries Without Walls, 16 December 2021 to 17 January 2022
  • 2022, In Our Own Image: Photography in Ireland 1839-Present, 1 December 2021 to 6 February 2022
  • 2021, Prix Pictet Hope, featuring Shahidul Alam, Joana Choumali, Margaret Courtney-Clarke, Rena Effendi, Lucas Foglia, Janelle Lynch, Ross McDonnell, Gideon Mendel , Ivor Prickett, Robin Rhode, Awoiska van der Molen and Alexia Webster. 17 September – 6 November
  • 2021, Parr’s Ireland: 40 Years of Photography, Martin Parr, June – September
  • 2021, Positive Space, featuring Aisling McCoy, Andrew Hetherington, Andrew Nuding, Brian Daly, B+, Cáit Fahey, Cliodhna Prendergast, Conor Clinch, Darragh Shanahan, Doreen Kilfeather, Dorje de Burgh, Eilish Mccormick, Enda Bowe, Fortune Lago, Gareth McConnell, Hazel Gaskin, James Mooney, Jason Hetherington, Leonn Ward, Liam Murphy, Linda Brownlee, Macy Stewart, Marion Bergin, Megan Doherty, Miriam O’Connor, Naomi Gaffey, Neil Galvin, Niall O’Brien, Niamh Smith, Noel Bowler, Peter Smith, Philip Arneill, Philip White, Piers McGrail, Rich Gilligan, Ronan Gallagher, Tuck Goh, Yvette Monahan, and Zoe Ardiff. May
  • 2021, Reframing 100 Billboards, Enda Bowe, Ciaran Dunbar, Kevin Fox, Anthony Haughey, Seán Hillen, Dragana Jurišić, Kate Nolan, Brian Newman and Nigel Swann, May
  • 2021, A Woman’s Work, Clare Gallagher and Csilla Kelnyanszki, 15 December 2020 to 23 January 2021
  • 2020, Love’s Fire Song, Enda Bowe, 8 August to 5 December
  • 2020 Dream is Wonderful Yet Unclear, Maria Kapajeva, May to June
  • 2020, Delta, Hannah Modigh, 11 March to 31 July 2
  • 2020, New Artificiality and Welcome Home Baby, Catherine Lueteneger, 24 January to 1 March 2020
  • 2020, Local, Pete Smyth, 16 November 2019 to 12 January 2020
  • 2019, Quiet at the Back, Mandy O’Neill, 12 September to 24 October 2019
  • 2019, A Modern Eye, Helen Hooker O’Malley, 21 June to 1 September
  • 2019, Snap Judgements, Hayley Morris-Cafiero, Daragh Soden, Eva O’Leary, 20 April to 26 May
  • 2019, Field Notes from the Border, Anthony Haughey, Kate Nolan, Brian Newman, 7 March to 7 April
  • 2019, Letizia Battaglia, Shooting the Mafia, 1 to 3 March
  • 2019, Prix Pictet: Space, 16 November 2018 to 20 February 2019
  • 2018, The Lost Moment, 20 September to 4 November
  • 2018, GCNProof: 30 Years of Gay Community News, 21 June to 1 July
  • 2018, Modern Ruins and Other Stories, Kenneth O’Halloran, 6 April to 20 May
  • 2018, My Own Unknown, Dragana Jurisic, 3 February 2017 to 18 March 2018
  • 2018, The Light Gelams an Instant, Krass Clement, 15 November 2017 to 22 January 2018
  • 2017, Lacuna, Kate Nolan, 9 September to 22 October
  • 2017, Archives in the Attic, Heritage Week 2017, 19 – 27 August
  • 2017, Engage, 23 June to 13 August
  • 2017, Union, Noel Bowler, 7 April to 14 May
  • 2017, Mother River, Yu Wang Preston, 28 January to 5 March
  • 2016, Perigee, Paul Gaffney, 12 October to 18 November 2016
  • 2016, The Body Politic, 25 August to 28 September 2016
  • 2016, Thirteen Works, Pieter Hugo, 25 June to 21 August
  • 2016, A Day in May, 11 to 22 May
  • 2016, SOLAS: Contemporary Photography from Ireland, 8 April to 28 May
  • 2016, Reflecting the Rising – 1916, 19 March to 1 May
  • 2016, Bob Dylan, Ted Russell, 21 January to 21 February
  • 2016, Solas Photography Prize, 2 December 2015 to 10 January 2016
  • 2015, Charles Haughey: Power, Politics and Public Image, Eamonn Farrell, 29 October to 22 November
  • 2015, Photo Album of Ulster, 15 to 30 August
  • 2015, The LaBrea Matrix, 4 September to 11 October 
  • 2015, Notes from the Margin, Gavin Devine, Emma McGuire, Ciaran Dunbar, Malcolm Craig Gilbert, Rory O’Neill, 6 June to 9 August
  • 2015, In Plain Sight: An installation of photographs and survivors stories, Kim Haughton, 15 to 31 May 
  • 2015, Prix Pictet: Consumption, 4 April to 10 May
  • 2015, Resonate, 12 to 19 March 
  • 2015, Everything is Possible, Wang Qingsong, 15 February to 1 March
  • 2015, A Donegal Photo Album, Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh, 15 January to 11 February
  • 2015, Man on the Bridge, Arthur Fields, 29 November 2014 to 8 January 2015
  • 2014, For God and Ulster, Gordon Ashbridge, 11 October to 16 November 
  • 2014, University of Ulster MFA Graduate Exhibition, 6 – 21 September
  • 2014, Photo Album of Ireland, 4 July to 31 August
  • 2014, Trocaire: Breaking the Silence, 20 to 29 June
  • 2014, Embassy of Switzerland: War from the Victims Perspective, Jean Mohr, 20 to 26 May 
  • 2014, Observations, Raphael Dellaporta, 9 April to 16 May
  • 2014, 33 portraits, 14 boring photographs, 10 televisions, 8 sub stations, 6 houses, 3 furniture stores and one giraffe, John Myers, 13 February to 30 March
  • 2014, Horse Identification, Christopher Barr, 29 January to 8 February
  • 2014, The Light of Other Days, Jim Maginn, 22 to 26 January
  • 2013, Men and Women, Tom Wood, 22 November 2013 to 12 January 2014
  • 2013, Aftermath, Anthony Haughey, 30 October to 10 November
  • 2013, NWCI’s Legacy Project: Still, We Work, Sarah Browne, Miriam O’Connor, Anne Tallentire, Ailbhe Murphy and Ciaran Smyth, 19 to 27 October 
  • 2013, Vilinus and Unfixed, Kestutis Stoskus and Ieva Baltaduonyte, 3 to 15 October
  • 2013, The Market, Mark Curran, 24 August to 1 October 
  • 2013, Uncertain State, 21 June to 11 August
  • 2013, Uncertain Futures, 28 to 29 June
  • 2013, Peroni Design Awards, 8 to 18 May
  • 2013, Open Forum 2: Discussions on Contemporary Art and Documentary Photography, Jason Higgins and Anna Crudge, 10 April 
  • 2013, Prix Pictet – Power, 22 March to 28 April
  • 2013, ‘Topographies of Terror’: Photography, Historical Consciousness and the Celtic Tiger’, Justin Carville, 6 March 
  • 2013, This is not a House, Edgar Martins, 14th February to 17 March
  • 2013, Showcase Select, 26 January
  • 2012, Project 30 – Emerging Views of Ireland, 8 December to 27 Jan 
  • 2012, Still, Patrick Hogan, 15th September to 28th October
  • 2012, Dublin and Other Portraits, Evelyn Hofer, 6th July to 31st August
  • 2012, Open Now, Belfast Photo Factory, Open Submission Exhibition, 20th June to 1st July
  • 2012, BA Photography Graduate Exhibition 2012, 5th to 17th June
  • 2012, General Practice, Photographs by Fionn McCann, 16th to 27th May
  • 2012, THREAD | Issue 3, featuring work by Linda Brownlee, Rich Gilligan, Sean Jackson, Liam Murphy, Andrew Nuding, Johnny Savage & Gerry Balfe Smith, 7th to 29th April
  • 2012, AMAZON, Sebastião Salgado & Per-Anders Pettersson, March to April 1st
  • 2012,  The Opera, Varvara Shavrova, January 20 to February 26
  • 2012, PRIX PICTET, GROWTH, December 3rd 2011 to 15th January 2012
  • 2011, WHERE WERE YOU? Dublin Youth Culture & Street Style 1950 – 2000, Garry O’Neill
  • 2011, Bóthar presents ‘GROW’, Seán Curtin, 8th to 20th November
  • 2011, Making Space, Noel Bowler, September 1st to October 16th
  • 2011, THE LONG VIEW, David Farrell, Anthony Haughey, Richard Mosse, Jackie Nickerson, Paul Seawright and Donovan Wylie, 1 July to 28 August
  • 2011, DIT BA Photography Graduate Exhibition 2011, 4th to 26th of June
  • 2011, Prime Years, Bealtaine festival, Cynthia Morgan Batmanis, Miloushka Bokma, Edmund Clark, Kaylynn Deveney,  Theresa DiMenno,  Norma Holt, Eileen Kennedy, Margot Quan Knight, Gaby Messina, Blake Ogden, Jane Paradise, and Mark Story, Prime Years was curated by Houston Center for Photography, Texas, US, 30 April to 30 May
  • 2011, ‘catholic’ An Exposition, Gavin Friday and graphic designer Pete Reddy commissioned one writer and three photographers to work on the presentation of Gavin’s latest album ‘catholic’, Tuesday 26th April
  • 2011, Worlds of Colour, Steve McCurry, 17 February to 24 April 
  • 2011, SHOWCASE, Patrick Fitzpatrick, Patrick Hogan, Michele Horrigan, Sabina MacMahon, Liam Murphy, Kirsty O’Keeffe, Francis O’Riordan, Ivor Prickett, 2 December 2010 to 30 January 2011
  • 2010, The Collector’s Eye, Original vintage prints from the Sean Sexton Collection, 14 October to 21 November
  • 2010, Close to Home, Stephen Ahern, 1st September to 10 October
  • 2010, THE GIFT, Giorgia Fiorio, 1 July to 22 August
  • 2010, DIT BA Photography Graduate Exhibition 2010, 9 to 20 of June
  • 2010, Prix Pictet, EARTH, April 3 to 30 May
  • 2010, Women of Concern, Brenda Fitzsimons, Kim Haughton, Marie McCallan, March 3 to 28
  • 2010, Ten Miles Round, Jackie Nickerson, November 25 2009 to February 7 2010
  • 2010, Under a Grey Sky, Simon Burch, October 14 to November 15
  • 2009, Common Place, Eoin O Conaill, September 2 to October 7
  • 2009, Invasion Prague, Josef Koudelka, June 25 to August 30 2009
  • 2009, White Sea Black Sea, Jens Olof Lasthein, May 6 to May 31 2009
  • 2009, Here Comes Everybody, Chris Killip, April 24 to May 3
  • 2009, New Video Works, Anthony Haughey, Weekend screenings, March/April
  • 2009, NUTAN, In association with Temple Bar Trad Fest, 28 January to 1st February
  • 2009, UNTOUCHED, Varvara Shavrova, January 23 to 26
  • 2008, 30 Contemporary Collection + Print Draw, December 22
  • 2008, New Work, Sean Hillen, November 11 to 16
  • 2008, Recent Finds, Sean Lynch, September 25 to November 9
  • 2008, Based On Our Current Science…devised by invited curator Sally Timmons, August 14 to September 21
  • 2008, MIDLAND, photographs from the interior, Ciaran Óg Arnold, Martin Cregg, Michael Snoek, June 26 to August 3
  • 2008, Photoworks 2008 BA Photography Graduate Exhibition, June 10 to 21
  • 2008, WHAT REMAINS, Alison Locke & Chris Anderson, April 24 to May 31 
  • 2008, A Very Short Space of Time Through Very Short Times of Space, Sigune Hamann, March 13 to April 20
  • 2008, PPAI AIB Photojournalism Awards 2007, February 21 to March 2
  • 2008, Bill Doyle’s Ireland, December 6 2007 to January 31 2008
  • 2007, DIGNIFIED KINGS PLAY CHESS ON FINE GREEN SILK, Karl Grimes, September 27 to November 4
  • 2007, Liisa Lounila, August 15 to September 19
  • 2008, Cardboard & Light, Silvia González de León, July 12 to August 12
  • 2007, Photoworks 2007, BA Photography Graduate Exhibition, June 20 to 30
  • 2007, Decommisioned Camera Series & Other Works, Suzanne Mooney, May 17 to June 15
  • 2007, Another Day in My Kingdom, THE POTLATCH FOUNDATION, April 12 to May 11th
  • 2007, Opening Doors, Migrant Rights Centre Ireland : Domestic Workers Support Group, Susan Gogan, March 9 to April 5
  • 2007, PPAI 2006, AIB Press Photographers Association of Ireland Awards, February 21 to March 4
  • 2007, Sacred Legacy, Edward S. Curtis, December 7th 2006 to January 21st 2007
  • 2006, The Breathing Factory, Mark Curran, October 26th to November 22nd
  • 2006, The Bank, Michael Boran, Michael Durand, David Farrell, September 15th to October 22nd
  • 2006, The Fifth Province, Tadhg Devlin, August 3rd to September 3rd
  • 2006, American Ruins, Camilo Jose Vergara, June 30 to July 30
  • 2006, Borderlines, May 25 to June 25
  • 2006, Souvenirs of Vietnam, Liza Nguyen, April 19th to May 21st
  • 2006, Disputed Territory, Anthony Haughey, March 9th to April 15th
  • 2005, The Architect’s Brother, Robert & Shana Parke Harrison, July 30th to September 18th
  • 2005, Planet Football, June 23rd to July 24th
  • 2005, The Joy, Noel Bowler, April 28th to May 29th
  • 2005, New Works, Trish Morrissey, March 4th to April 3rd
  • 2005, iWITNESS, Tom Stoddart, December 3rd 2004 to January 30th 2005
  • 2004, Representing Ireland a project compiled by Michael Durand, October 21st to November 28th
  • 2004, Acting Normal, Joe Sterling, September 20th to October 20th
  • 2004, SLANT, David Stephenson, August 5th to September 12th
  • 2004, Dublin 1964, Erich Hartmann, June 16th to July 31st
  • 2004, Queen of Europe, Paolo Ravalico Scerri, April 15th to May 23rd
  • 2004, Turn In, Martina Mullaney, March 12th to April 11th
  • 2004, PPAI 2004, AIB Press Photographers Association of Ireland Awards, February 24th to March 7th
  • 2004, ESB Environmental Photography Awards Show, February 5th to 19th
  • 2004, Our True Intent is all for your Delight, The John Hinde Butlin’s Photographs, December 6th 2003 to January 31st 2004
  • 2003, New Work in New Media, John Gerrard, October 23rd to November 30th
  • 2003, Eye, Hand and Heart, Photographs 1963 – 2003, Fergus Bourke, August 21st to October 8th
  • 2003, Traffic Island, Axel Boesten, July 3rd to August 14th
  • 2003, The Close Season, Ken Grant, March 12th to April 20th
  • 2003, ESB Environmental Photography Awards Show, February 11th – 21st
  • 2003, F.S.A, The Bitter Years of the American Depression, December 6th 2002 to February 5th 2003
  • 2002, Outland, Roger Ballen, November 1st to December 1st
  • 2002, Pictures from Home, Larry Sultan, September 25th to October 28th
  • 2002, Architectural Optics, A collaborative exhibition by Richard Torchia & John Tuomey, August 1st to September 15th
  • 2002, Boom Town, John Duncan, June 21st to July 25th
  • 2002, Buena Memoria, Marcelo Brodsky, April 18th to May 29th
  • 2002, SOUTHERN CROSS, Mark Curran, March 7th to April 11th
  • 2002, Eircell Vodafone Press Photography Awards, February 19th to March 2nd
  • 2002, ESB Environmental Photography Awards, February 5th to 17th
  • 2002, The Lives of Lee Miller, December 6th to January 31st 2002
  • 2001, Ben Smyth Memorial Scholarship Exhibition, November 23rd – December 2nd
  • 2001, Innocent Landscapes, David Farrell, October 11th to November 18th
  • 2001, Eugene Richards, September 6th to October 28th
  • 2001, Victor Sloan, July 26th to August 28th
  • 2001, Diana Michener, June 21 to July 21
  • 2001, MONITOR, new installations by Anthony Haughey, Paul Nulty and John Drew, 19th April to 31st May
  • 2001, Hide That Can: new work by Deirdre O’Callaghan, 8th March to 8th April 
  • 2001, Eircell PPAI Photographer of the Year 2000, 20 to 26th February
  • 2001, ESB Environmental Photography Awards Exhibition, 6th to 18th February
  • 2001, UNDEREXPOSED an exhibition from Index on Censorship, 15 December 2000 to 3 February 2001
  • 2000, The Ben Smyth Memorial Art Exhibition, 5 December to 9 December 2000
  • 2000, PHOTOGENIC DRAWING, Martina Corry, 8 November to 2 December 2000
  • 2000, THE TABLE OF POWER, Jacqueline Hassink, 30 September to 28 October
  • 2000, I’M A SUCCESS, Liam O’Callaghan, 30 September to 28 October
  • 2000, SURVEY, Mary McIntyre, 23 August to 23 September
  • 2000, RFK Memorial Train, Paul Fusco, 12 July to 12 August
  • 2000, peace walls, Scott Hopkins, 12 July to 12 August
  • 2000, Thuillier, A Retrospective Exhibition, 1964 – 1997, 14 June to 1 July
  • 2000, DIT Visual Communications Graduate Exhibition, 6 to 10 June
  • 2000, For Evermore: Fading Evidence of the Great War, 9 May to 3rd June
  • 2000, Daniel Meadows, National Portraits: Now and Then, 6 to 29 April
  • 2000, Marlene Dietrich: A Legend in Photographs, 6 to 29 April
  • 2000, Eircell PPAI 100 Best Press Photos, 8 March to 1 April 
  • 2000, After the Off, Bruce Gilden, 9 February to 4 March
  • 2000, ESB Environmental Photography Awards, 
  • 2000, The Photographic Century, Jacques-Henri Lartigue
  • 1999, The Lightning Strike And other Stories, 100 photographs from The Osman Collection. 
  • 1999, Exploring Identity, October 1 to October 30
  • 1999, Bright Young Things, September 2 to September 28,
  • 1999, Liam Blake, Pictures From the Garden, August 17 to 24
  • 1999, Work from the Darkrooms, August 7 to 24, Gallery 2
  • 1999, Ireland at the Millennium, August 5 to 14, Gallery 1
  • 1999, Tom Wood, All Zones off Peak, July 8 to July 31
  • 1999, Elliott Erwitt, Dog Dogs, June 9 to July 3rd
  • 1999, Padraig Murphy, Anywhere Please!, May 1 to May 29
  • 1999, Common Sense, Martin Parr, April 1 to 24
  • 1999, Jurgen Schadeberg, A Retrospective, March 3 to 20
  • 1999, Michael Boran, The Palace of Bubbles, February 4 to February 27
  • 1998, Robert Capa Photographs, Robert Capa, 2 December 1998 – 2 January 1999
  • 1998, Contemporary Art, Arts Council Collection, 6 – 29 November
  • 1998, Hoping for Heroes: Moments in Irish Sport, INPHO Photography Agency
  • 1998, Karl Grimes
  • 1998, Tory Island Images, Martine Franck, 8 – 30 September
  • 1998, Petals On A Wet, Black Bough, Mark McGrath, 16 – 30 July
  • 1998, Eyes On The Tour De France, Graha, Watson, 7 – 14 July
  • 1998, Greg Gorman, 12 June – 4 July
  • 1998, Oasis A Photography Journey: Was There Then, Jill Furmanovsky, 30 April – 13 May
  • 1997, Eve Arnold in Retrospect, Eve Arnold, 13 December 1997 – 31 January 1998
  • 1997, Triúr Ban, Cindy Cummings, Nuala Ní Dhomnaill, Amelia Stein, 5 December
  • 1997, Casualty and Contingency, Daniel De Chenu, 9 October – 11 November
  • 1997, Drug Free Zone, 1 – 7 October
  • 1997, Reunions: The Lost Children of Rwanda, Seamus Conlon, Tara Farrell, 19 August – 16 September
  • 1996, Edge of Europe Book, Anthony Haughey
  • 1996, Magnum Cinema
  • 1996, Robert Mapplethorpe Retrospective, November – December
  • 1996, Satellite, Paddy Jolley, 30 April – 20 May 
  • 1996, Truth and Fictions, Pedro Meyer, February – March 
  • 1995, Take Down in Evidence Book, Leo Regan
  • 1995, The Lie of The Land, John Duncan, Anthony Haughey, Padraig Murphy, Mick O’Kelly, Paul Seawright, Victor Sloan, October – November.
  • 1994, In Our Time, Magnum, 9 December
  • 1994, Bert Hardy, 20 June – 4 July
  • 1994, Frank Miller, 16 June
  • 1994, Meatyard, Ralph Eugene, 5 April – 5 May
  • 1994, The Son Series, Bob Jardine, 14 Mar – 4 April
  • 1993, Behind & Ahead/Egon and Ireland, Alan Phelan, 2 – 21 November
  • 1993, In India, Henri Cartier Bresson, December 1993 – January 1994
  • 1993, Four Ideas for a New Town, Sean Hillen, 23 November  – 16 December
  • 1993, Personal Exposures, Elliot Erwitt, 21 September – 30 October
  • 1993, Requiem for a Paperweight, Arthur Tress, 14 August – 24 September
  • 1993, Beyond Landscape, John Blakemore, 11 August
  • 1993, Travels in America, Karl Grimes, 14 May – 15 June
  • 1993, Tom Shortt, 18 May – 19 June
  • 1993, The Close Season, Ken Grant, 6 April – 5 May
  • 1993, Ecstatic Antibodies, Group Exhibition, 9 March – 2 April
  • 1993, Photography and Reality Retrospective 1958 – 1990, Duane Michals. 3rd February – 7 March
  • 1992, Khurri Virginia 
  • 1992, John Kelly
  • 1992, Sean Gilmartin
  • 1992, Bill Brandt: A Retrospective, Bill Brandt, 15 December 1992 – 31 January 1993
  • 1992, Images From The Garden, Emma Bergin, Jill Staples, Geoff White, 22 October – 14 November
  • 1992, Silent Health, Claire Collison, Melanie Friend, Janice Howard, Kate Musselwhite, 8 – 24 October
  • 1992, Between Worlds, Group Exhibition, 3 – 19 July
  • 1992, Muse, Sam Gallagher, 25 August – 16 September 
  • 1992, Sebastiao Salgado, Douglas Hyde Gallery, 7 July – 29 August
  • 1992, A Journey in Time, Robin Grierson, Virginia Khurri, 4 – 14 August
  • 1992, Catherine & John Alonso, 10 June – 5 July
  • 1992, Young City, Tom Shortt, 18 May – 9 June
  • 1992, Police Force, Paul Seawright, 22 April – 17 May
  • 1992,  Nihonno Snap Shashin (Japanese Snapshots), Daniel De Chenu, 31 March – 20 April 
  • 1992, The Burden of Existence, Marrie Bot, 5 – 28 March
  • 1991, Sonya Whitefield
  • 1991, Irish Images, Group Exhibition, 6 – 23 February 
  • 1991, An Exhibition of Colour Work, Peter Morgan
  • 1991, A View from the Dearth, Pete Smyth, 20 May – 2 June
  • 1990, Solomon’s Children, Amelia Stein, 10 December 1990 – 10 January 1991
  • 1990, The Cost of Living, Martin Parr, 15 December 1990, 3 January/February 1991
  • 1990, Dubliners, Tony O’Shea, 11 October – 5 November
  • 1990, Cautionary Tales, Andy Wiener
  • 1989, Behold The Man
  • 1989, True Stories and Photofictions, Cardiff Fotogallery
  • 1993, Egon and Ireland, Alan Phelan
  • 1989, The Landscape of Wales and Ireland, Pete Davis
  • 1979, Richard Haughton

External links & References

  1. “About” Gallery of Photography https://www.galleryofphotography.ie/about-gallery