The 13th edition of PhotoIreland Festival, Ireland’s international festival of photography and image culture, runs from July 7 until Sunday August 28, in various locations throughout the city, with the main one being The Printworks at Dublin Castle. Under the banner title, Opening The Gates, the festival presents the most comprehensive overview on the History and Practice of Photography in Ireland to date. The following are some highlights for your consideration.
Images Are All We Have
Images Are All We Have traces the thematic development of the discipline and contextualises the historical background, bringing together the diverse and socially engaged set of contemporary art practices that define Irish Photography today.
This survey exhibition on the discipline involves artists spanning several generations, practices, and backgrounds, and will include video installations by Alan Butler and Eamonn Doyle, alongside a screening room presenting a schedule of video works.
The Printworks, Dublin Castle
TWO – Eamonn Doyle
The accompanying book will be launched in the Library Project
New Irish Works
New Irish Works returns for a fourth edition with selected works by Audrey Gillespie, Bryony Dunne, Cian Burke, Jialin Long, Mark Duffy, Martin Cregg, Martin Seeds, Pauline Rowan, Róisín White, and Shia Conlon.
The project invites an international jury to identify and select ten notable works, aiming to represent and promote the growing diversity of contemporary photographic practices in Ireland.
Ladies And Gentlemen – Daragh Soden
Ladies and Gentlemen by Daragh Soden is presented in Rathfarnham Castle, from Saturday July 9 until Sunday August 7. He spoke with our editor Michael McDermott – check out that fascinating interview here.
The 13th edition of the PhotoIreland Festival runs from July 7 until Sunday August 28.
Words: Michael McDermott
Feature Photo Credit: Emma O’Brien – Morning Hug from ‘The Holding Place’