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PhotoIreland

Founded  2010
Location The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar Street, D02 YK53, Dublin
Website photoireland.org

Over the last decade, PhotoIreland has become a key constituent of the Visual Arts in Ireland, offering from Dublin an annual festival dedicated to Photography, running a cultural hub in the buzzing Temple Bar, and developing constructive channels with a strong network of organisations worldwide.

Through these networks, PhotoIreland creates cultural exchanges internationally, promoting relentlessly the works of Irish artists around the world, actively seeking to be present in key festivals, fairs, and becoming the main voice for Contemporary Photography from Ireland. Indeed, it is not per chance PhotoIreland is the only Irish organisation invited as founding member to Parallel Platform and Futures Photography – already a member of 3 EU co-funded projects. Alongside this work, The Library Project, a space that started as a photobook library, has now become a busy Art bookshop focused on visual culture and critical thinking, stocking publications brought to Ireland from all over the world, presented alongside exhibitions and events in its productive gallery space.1

History

In 2010, we launched Ireland’s first international festival of Photography & Image Culture: PhotoIreland Festival. We celebrated Ireland’s first Book & Magazine Fair in 2011, dedicated to Photography. It was the germ of The Library Project, a unique public resource library focused on the photobook opened in 2013. Our work continues outside the festival period with a varied programme that includes events and programmes like the Critical Academy, publishing projects like TLP Editions and the triennial project promoting Irish talent – New Irish Works, the critical publication OVER journalGreetings From Ireland, events like HALFTONEHow to Flatten a Mountain, and Après Paris, to name a few.

PhotoIreland is dedicated to stimulating a critical dialogue around Photography in Ireland, and to internationally promoting the work of Irish-based artists. We ensure that a healthy ecosystem of practices is not silenced by lack of opportunities by offering frequent publishing and exhibiting opportunities to emerging artists.

PhotoIreland receives non-recurrent grant aid support towards artist fees and core costs related to PhotoIreland Festival and OVER Journal, and has received funding towards capacity building. In addition, as the Irish member of three Creative Europe projects, including the Photography platforms Parallel and Futures, the organisation has received since 2015 substantial support from EU funds. 2

Publications

Photography books by organisation

Over Journal

TLP Editions 

  • July 2017, Proverbs, Robert Ellis
  • July 2017, King’s Road, Kevin Griffin
  • December 2017, Dreaming of Figure Eights, Mark McGuinness
  • December 2017, Capital, Ellius Grace
  • December 2017, Galway Races, George Voronov
  • December 2017, Utlendingur, Sarah Flynn
  • December 2017, Each Evening We See the Sun Set, Ruth Connolly
  • December 2017, Reasons, Cristina Gismondi
  • December 2017, La Resistencia, James Forde
  • December 2017, Let the Sun Shine in the Shadows, James Forde
  • December 2017, Marrow, Jane Cummins
  • May 2018, Verges, Clare Gallagher
  • May 2018, Against the Tide, Rose Comiskey
  • May 2018, Into the Sea, Gerry Blake
  • May 2018, You Shall Have Exactly What You Want, Sarah Cullen
  • June 2018, Moyross Study, Jamin Keogh
  • July 2018, Lay Her Down Upon Her Back, Roisin White
  • October 2018, Ephemeral Uncertainty, Josef Kovac
  • March 2019 Common Courtesy, Aidan Kelly
  • March 2019 Descendants, Clare Steele
  • March 2019, He Suffers With His Nerves, Hue Hale
  • March 2019, Dr. Nadia Kelbova, Justyna Kielbowicz
  • April 2019, The Trap Rooms, Dianne Whyte
  • August 2019, Matera, Bronwyn Andrews
  • February 2020, Fragments, Guila Berto
  • May 2020, South of Cancer, Steven Nestor
  • May 2020, The Hill, Dylan Davies
  • June 2020, On our Doorstep, Faolán Carey
  • June 2020, All Shelters Are Marked With A Sign, Charlotta Hammar
  • August 2020, Hospes, Hugh Quigley
  • August 2020, Institutions of Home, Niamh Smith
  • August 2020, A New Normal
  • August 2020, Don’t Call Me Baby, Joe Marner
  • November 2020, Let’s Take the Wrong Way Home, Izabela Szczutkowska
  • November 2020, Red Illuminates, Jialin Long
  • November 2020, The Transcendence of Innocent Objects, Sebastian F Mahon
  • November 2020, An Ode to the Women Before Me, Sibéal Riordan
  • November 2020, Sleeping Dogs Lie, Aoife Herrity
  • December 2020, Paradise Lost I, Richard Gosnold
  • December 2020, Paradise Lost II, Richard Gosnold
  • December 2020, Paradise Lost III, Richard Gosnold
  • March 2021, Saint Patrick’s Days, Frank Miller
  • March 2021, Beneath / Beofhód, Shane Hynan
  • June 2021, Hill Close Gardens, Caitriona Dunnett
  • May 2021, A Well Trodden Path, Caitriona Dunnett
  • June 2021, The Holding Place, Emma O’Brien
  • November 2021, In Drift, Alec Moore
  • November 2021, One Hundred Seconds to Midnight, Daniel Breen
  • November 2021, F20.5, Glorija Lizde
  • November 2021, Moore Street Pulse, Aarif Amod
  • December 2021, Staring at a Painted Sky, Martina Cleary
  • December 2021, Tony’s Ponys, Zoe Hamill
  • February 2022, Flatten, Julia Mejnertsen
  • January 2022, Footnotes, Ellie Berry
  • January 2022, Wayside, Sarah Pannell
  • January 2022, Rough Guide to Limerick, Wally Cassidy
  • January 2022, what are the roots that clutch, Dorje de Burgh

New Irish Works

Projects

  1. “About” PhotoIreland https://photoireland.org/about/
  2. “About” PhotoIreland https://photoireland.org/about/