Is Photography Over?

Photography has almost always been in crisis. In the beginning, the terms of this crisis were cast as dichotomies: is photography science or art? Nature or technology? Representation or truth? This questioning has intensified and become more complicated over the intervening years. At times, the issues have required a profound rethinking of what photography is,… Continue reading Is Photography Over?

‘Ten Miles Round’ by Jackie Nickerson

Opening: November 25, 6.30pm. Exhibition continues until January 24 2010. The Gallery of Photography is proud to present the premiere showing of a new body of work by Jackie Nickerson, one of the foremost photographic artists working today. In ‘Ten Miles Round’, Jackie Nickerson (Winner of the AIB Prize) explores the predominately rural community around her… Continue reading ‘Ten Miles Round’ by Jackie Nickerson

‘EXHALE’ by Mandy O’Neill

Norman Mailer has stated that boxing is a metaphor for life. Investment of time and energy in a tradition like boxing can be explained through the desire to achieve stability in a rapidly changing world. It may also engender a yearning for a more vital existence and a longing for authenticity. In this photographic work,… Continue reading ‘EXHALE’ by Mandy O’Neill

Archive | Image | History

CityArts and the Heritage Council in association with the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media and the School of Media, DIT present Archive | Image | History December 3rd Moved to December 2nd 5.00 – 7.00pm – The Oval Room, The Rotunda, Parnell Sq. W. Dublin 1 Whilst archives and archival practices have been a consistent… Continue reading Archive | Image | History

On Convergence Culture

Henry Jenkins is the director, Comparative Media Studies Program at MIT. In this viral-info-snack he discusses the power of media in a 21 century trans-mediated world. A world where converging technologies and cultures give rise to a new media landscape. Love0

Ru Kitch, Street Photography From The Punjab (1950-2000)

Until fifteen years ago the Ru Kitch photographers were a familiar sight on the streets of Pakistan. For the odd penny they photographed passers-by, in black and white, with the results available immediately. The term Ru Kitch – literally ‘extracting the spirit’ – refers to the way in which the photographer stuck his hand into… Continue reading Ru Kitch, Street Photography From The Punjab (1950-2000)

Picturing NY: Photographs from The Museum of Modern Art

Coming this Autumn, a magnificent exhibition that will bring to Dublin a taste of the old New York photographed by some big names like Cindy Sherman, Diane Arbus, Berenice Abbot, Alfred Stieglitz, and more. It will be at IMMA from the 25 Nov 2009 to the 07 Feb 2010. Picturing New York comprises 150 masterworks from the photographic… Continue reading Picturing NY: Photographs from The Museum of Modern Art

The Look of the Irish

From RTE, “ON TV, ONLINE AND THE RTÉ STILLS LIBRARY, LOOK OF THE IRISH CELEBRATES THE PHOTOS WHICH HAVE SHOWN US WHO WE ARE SINCE 1839.” ‘The Look of the Irish’ is a series of 9 programs dedicated to Photography and representation. This is the list: Fergus Bourke: In His Own Words RTÉ One, 11.10pm… Continue reading The Look of the Irish

International Exposure for Irish Photographers

Exciting new work by emerging and established Irish photographers will be displayed at this year’s Photo Rencontres in Arles, France, the biggest event of the international photography calendar. Supported by the Arts Council and Culture Ireland, the Gallery of Photography is presenting an exciting showcase of Irish photographic talent at the International Photo Rencontres in… Continue reading International Exposure for Irish Photographers