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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!



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.

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 These are mostly unpublished texts by the photographers, publishers and curators of the works – personal statements on the process and raison d’être of each book.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

Paul Graham
A Shimmer of Possibility

Dash Snow
Slime the Boogie

Viviane Sassen

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

Empty Bottles

Alessandra Sanguinetti
On the Sixth Day

Alec Soth
Sleeping by the Mississippi

Rinko Kawauchi

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

Jules Spinatsch
Temporary Discomfort: Chapter 1-V

Uchihara Yasuhiko
Son of a Bit

Donovan Wylie

Stephen Gill
Hackney Wick

Susan Meiselas
In History

Michael Wolf
Tokyo Compression

Nina Korhonen
Anna, Amerikan Mummu

Hans Eijkelboom
Portraits & Cameras 1949-2009

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

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

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!


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

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.

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!

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

Submissions: The Homeless Gallery at D-Light Studios

Submissions: The Homeless Gallery at D-Light Studios

Due to the massive success of last year’s Homeless Gallery, D-Light studios will be hosting the un-curated exhibition for a second year as part of the PhotoIreland Festival. The Homeless Gallery and Non-Seasonal Changes will run from 3rd – 6th July. The whole idea of the Homeless Gallery is that there are no entry criteria. Homeless Gallery is open to all artists.

The final date for submissions is the 30th of June.

What is eventually shown during an exhibition depends solely on the participants own self-censorship. We do not pick the participants everybody can show their work: star photographers, professionals, those just starting in photography, students and amateurs. We do not select their work either – we have no demands as to subject, technique, format or number of photographs shown. The photographs themselves can be shown in frames, or just prints stuck on the wall. Everybody finds a piece of wall, ceiling or floor for themselves and hangs their work. All sorts of unconventional forms of display are welcome.

Read all about it here and submit your work! Also, check the D-Light Studios web site for any updates.

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