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Share your thoughts on PhotoIreland Festival and win a signed copy of Martin Parr’s

Share your thoughts on PhotoIreland Festival and win a signed copy of Martin Parr's
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You have experienced the festival this year, our second edition, and surely you have a lot to say about it. We have identified a few areas where we can improve the way things are done, and we would love to hear what you have to say about it all. Have a look at the PhotoIreland Festival 2011 feedback form – it will take less than 5 minutes and is the best and quickest way to make your voice heard.

To thank you for your time, we are giving away a signed copy of Martin Parr’s catalogue to a lucky winner picked amongst the submissions. So good luck and make sure you add your name!




The Belfast Photo Festival 2011

The Belfast Photo Festival 2011

It is great that not only we can enjoy a Photography festival in Dublin, but that a new initiative is offering this year Belfast’s own festival: the Belfast Photo Festival. We know only very well the hard work that Michael Weir, the festival Director, and his team has put into the exhibitions and events that are offered in the programme. We are sure that you will enjoy it!
You can download the Belfast Photo Festival brochure here or check it online.

A quick round up of the exhibitions and events running from the 4th to the 14th of August:


Detonating Rough Ground by Paul Seawright
Under A Grey Sky by Simon Burch
Polonia & Other Fables by Allan Sekula
Full Spectrum Dominance by Simon Norfolk
Red Barn Archive – Group Show
It is, Still by Clare Samuel
Tales From The Promised Land by Kenneth O’Halloran
Isolated Building Studies by David Schalliol
Europe by Christof Pluemacher
Tribes by Lucia Herrero
Common Place by Eoin O’Conaill
The Dark by Christopher Martin
Document by Roseanne Lynch
Attention Seekers by Miriam O’Connor
Animal by Elliot Ross
Looking at Looking – Group show
Long Way To Paradise – Group Exhibition

The 2011 Open Submission with works by Alberto Maserin, Andrew Ivanov, Darek Fortas, Elisa Noguera, Gavin Devine, Geir Moseid, Jason Larkin, Klaus Pichler, Poulomi Basu, Samuel Dermigny, Tommy Ting, Tomas Dezso, Yaron Lapid, and Yoav Friedlander.


There are loads of events you can enjoy throughout the festival, like reviewsbook launchesworkshopstalks and seminarswalks, and screenings. That will surely keep you busy for the ten days of the festival!

The PhotoIreland Festival team wishes the Belfast Photo Festival the best of luck.

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Martin Parr’s exhibition extended until August 14

Martin Parr’s exhibition extended until August 14

Due to popular demand, the exhibition ‘Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade’, on show at the National Photographic Archive (NPA), will be extended until August 14. We take the opportunity to thank all the staff at the NPA for their constant support to make this show a success.

You can purchase a catalogue of the exhibition at the NPA, or online in this web site.

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Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade: the list.

Martin Parr's Best Books of the Decade: the list.
PhotoIreland Festival announces Martin Parr’s selection of the 30 most influential photobooks of the last decade. The selection, on show at the National Photographic Archive of Ireland until the 31st of July, is featured in the exhibition catalogue, limited to an edition of 500. The catalogue includes Martin Parr’s comments on each book, together with illustrations and ‘Author’s notes’. These are mostly unpublished texts by the photographers, publishers and curators of the works – personal statements on the process and raison d’être of each book. The catalogue is available for purchase online priced €20.00, or signed by Martin Parr for €40.00. A special collectors edition, signed and numbered 1-30, in a handmade box, can be purchased priced at €100.00, all prices exclude shipping costs. Please note that not all numbers of the special edition are still available.

Martin Parr's Catalogue – Collectors Box

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We would like to thank the following people for their time and contribution to the production of ‘Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade’ catalogue: Lara Asole, Tomoka Aya, Gerry Badger, Chris Boot, Miguel Calderon, David Chandler, Alison Crosby, JH Engström, Hans Eijkelboom, Carolina Faustmann, Göster Flemming, Patrick Frey, Stephen Gill, John Gossage, Paul Graham, Thijs Groot Wassink, Peter-Frank Heuseveldt, Miyako Ishuichi, Motoi Kato, Rinko Kawauchi, Geert van Kesteren, Nina Korhonen, Nico Krebs, Peter Lau, Leigh Ledare, Kristen Lubben, Ruben Lundgren, Sheila Matthes, Ryan McGinley, Christien Meindertsma, Susan Meiselas, Poppy Melzack, Elizabeth Moy, Lars Müller Baden, Mariam Nahavandi, Taiyo Onorato, Alwina Pampuch, Martin Parr, Doug Rickard, Simon Roberts, Florian van Roekel, Daniela Rossell, Tomoyuki Sakaguchi, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Viviane Sassen, Markus Schaden, Sue So, Susumu Shimonishi, Alec Soth, Jules Spinatsch, Hiroshi Suganuma, Carrie Thompson, Hannes Wanderer, Michael Wolf, Donovan Wylie, Peter Yardley, and Uchihara Yasuhiko.

The list

Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade

Ryan McGinley The Kids are Alright

Geert van Kesteren Why Mister Why

Christien Meindertsma Checked Baggage

Sakaguchi Tomoyuki Home

Paul Graham A Shimmer of Possibility

Dash Snow Slime the Boogie

Viviane Sassen Flamboya

JH Engstrom Trying to Dance

Daniela Rossell Ricas y Famosas

Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs The Great Unreal

Archive of Modern Conflict Nein, Onkel

Florian van Roekel How Terry likes his coffee

WassinkLundgren Empty Bottles

Alessandra Sanguinetti On the Sixth Day

Alec Soth Sleeping by the Mississippi

Rinko Kawauchi Utatane

John Gossage Berlin in the time of the Wall

Leigh Ladare Pretend You’re Actually Alive

Simon Roberts We English

Doug Rickard New American Picture

Miguel Calderon Miguel Calderon

Miyako Ishuichi Mother’s

Jules Spinatsch Temporary Discomfort: Chapter 1-V

Uchihara Yasuhiko Son of a Bit

Donovan Wylie Scrapbook

Stephen Gill Hackney Wick

Susan Meiselas In History

Michael Wolf Tokyo Compression

Nina Korhonen Anna, Amerikan Mummu

Hans Eijkelboom Portraits & Cameras 1949-2009

EDITORIAL NOTES Published on the occasion of the exhibition Photobooks: Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade Curated by Martin Parr 16 July—31 July 2011 National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland In the framework of PhotoIreland Festival 2011 International Festival of Photography and Image Culture Catalogue edited by Moritz Neumüller & Ángel Luis González Assistant Researcher Claudia Nir Design by Conor & David Book Photography by David Monaghan Published by PhotoIreland, 2011 PhotoIreland 64 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2, Ireland info @ +353 876856169 © The artists, the authors. The moral rights of the authors have been asserted. All rights reserved. No part of this publicationmay be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, whether electronic or mechanical, inclusing photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission in writing of the publisher. Printed and bound in an edition of 500 by Impress Printing Works in Dublin, Ireland 5 Comments

Propeller at The Copper House Gallery

Propeller at The Copper House Gallery

Fire are delighted to present Propeller, a group show of work by the five finalists of our competition for final year students of the visual arts. The show will comprise the artists’ current work, dealing with themes both social and personal.

Dee O’Shea’s work encompasses a combination of fictional and real architectural spaces where Illusion, scale and spatial articulation are skewed, creating images which are theatrical, absurd and yet recognisable.

‘Nothing Lasts Forever’ by Dorje de Burgh is a personal communication of shifting ideologies in an urban/suburban world in which the future is no longer what it once was.

Ronan McCall’s project, ‘East to Eden’, depicts the crossing by sea between Dublin and Holyhead. The documentary tradition to which the works belong is coupled with an introverted, reflective tone.

Combining contemporary photography and archival research, Darek Fortas’ ‘Coal Story’ is a social documentary which focuses on JSW, the largest coal mine company in Europe.

Anna Wickham’s work ‘Rooster Tail’ is a visual enquiry into how a viewer experiences ‘real’ world images as represented in televisual imagery.

The exhibition runs from Wednesday 13 July till Friday 29th July.
Opening hours Mon-Fri, 9am to 6pm.

Opening Party & Award Presentation Wednesday 20 July from 6pm. All are welcome.

The Copper House Gallery, St Kevins Cottages, Synge St., Dublin 8

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An evening of Photo Film

An evening of Photo Film


Next Saturday 16th of July at 6pm, at the Book & Magazine Fair, PhotoIreland, Blurb and Harry Hardie invite you to enjoy a great selection of photo films – submitted by our audience for the occasion.

Do you want to see some examples? Check these photo films:

Do you have a photo film that you want to share with us?
Post your link here in the comments!


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Visual Artists Ireland Professional Development Programme

Visual Artists Ireland Professional Development Programme

Visual Artists Ireland in partnership with PhotoIreland present a limited run of professional development workshops aimed at both emerging and established photographers. Four sessions will take place over the weekend of  the 23 & 24 July at La Cathedral Studios (off Thomas Street), Dublin 8.

All you need to know to push your career further.


Online Marketing with Mary Carty / Spoiltchild Design
Looking at: marketing and promoting your photography online, developing and maintaining an online audience, asserting your copyright.

Preparing Proposals & Grant Applications with curators Eilis Lavelle & Sarah Searson
Do’s and don’ts of proposals, identifying suitable opportunities, structuring proposals, devising budgets.

Working with Public and Private Galleries with curators Karen Downey and Jerome O’ Drisceoil
Developing relationships with gallerists and curators, exhibition planning.

Photography Careers in Focus with photographers Anthony Luvera, Dragana Jurisic, Liam Campbell & Stephanie Joy
Four photographers discuss their career development, creative interests and how they have developed work opportunities in a variety of photographic practices.

Prices & Discount
€20 / €15 (for VAI members)
or receive a discount when you block book all 4 sessions. All 4 session €60
To book all 4 sessions go to:

To book individual sessions see: VAI events registration page

For further information contact:
Monica Flynn / Education Officer
Visual Artists Ireland, 37 Nth Great Georges Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
T: +353 (0)1 8722296
Monica Flynn / Education Officer

To keep up to date with training opportunities join the Visual Artists Ireland Professional Development group on facebook

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Open Call 2011: winners announced

Open Call 2011: winners announced

In cooperation with Blurb, this year we searched for the best contemporary photobooks within our audience, via our international Open Call for submissions. We received hundreds of submissions, of great quality, and these are the selected photobooks:

Bo Gort, Insulatus
Brendan Maher, Water Mark
Brian Cregan, On Off Halsted
Chris Collins, My Car is a Rolls Royce
Chris Mear, the a511
David Killeen, To You I Follow
Dejan Karin, Prelude
Eveliina Hujanen, Fairyland
Joachim Schmid, L.A. Women
Krisy Lynn Carpenter, Since We’ve Spoken
Lewis Koch, Bomber, A Chance Unwinding
Maciej Pestka, Presa De Lanzarote
Noel Nobeltt, The Desolate Land’s Portraits
Norbert Görtz, Doha
Peter Gates, Insignificance
Rada Moneva, Analogue This
Rob O’Connor, Enclosed
Sean Hillen, The Whole Works
Steve Ryan, Raw Materials
Yury Toroptsov, Why Was I Born In Russia

Congratulations to the 20 selected and thanks to all participants. The books will be printed and they will be available for at the Book and Magazine Fair.

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PhotoIreland Festival 2011 Launch

PhotoIreland Festival 2011 Launch

Launch of PhotoIreland Festival 2011, International Festival of Photography and Image Culture
30th June 6pm

PhotoIreland, The Embassy of Mexico & the Sebastian Guinness Gallery cordially invite you to the launch of PhotoIreland Festival 2011 by Mr. Jimmy Deenihan, T.D. Minister for Arts, Heritage & Gaeltacht Affairs. The launch marks the opening of ‘Mexican Worlds: 25 Contemporary Photographers’, running until the July 31st (opening hours: Mon to Sat 10-6pm)
Date: Thursday 30 June 2011 at 6pm
Place: Sebastian Guinness Gallery at Connaught House, 1 Burlington Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

RSVP: – or call 01 679 2014

Let’s celebrate!

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Two weeks left to register for the Homeless Gallery

Two weeks left to register for the Homeless Gallery

Are you a photographer or photography-related artist that wants to exhibit works without paying a fortune for expensive galleries?

Then come to D-Light Studios and be a part of Homeless Gallery. The rules are simple!
• Anyone can exhibit their works
• Only photography related works can be presented
• No restriction as of what kind of works to exhibit
• No censorship, no guardianship, no selection!
• You decide what you want to put on walls, we let you do that!
• No restriction as of how many pieces can one exhibit
• The only restriction is the artists’ imagination!
• Artists are the ones responsible for hanging the works on walls and ceilings and stairs and .. wherever they want to place it!
• It’s all about photography, integration of Dublin’s photography community and fun.

So if you’re interested please let us know via mail at: karolina AT

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