Photographic Project development
Time: 10am – 5pm
Venue: Cork Photo Gallery, The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Fitzgerald’s Park
Suitable for ages 18+
This workshop offers participants the chance to get feedback and develop their photography projects through a hands-on, one day workshop.
Aimed at photographers who have begun making work or who are looking to prepare projects for exhibition and publication, this workshop will assist with project development, editing, exhibition planning and finding opportunities to exhibit/publish work.
Photographers Eoin O’Conaill, Paul Gaffney and Dara McGrath will work with participants throughout the day, offering advice and tips on how to progress projects and realise works.
Beginning with a series of individual feedback sessions, there will then be a number of presentations looking at self-publishing, exhibition planning and at different ways to produce and promote work.
Participants should email a sample of their work or send on a link to their website so that tailored advice and feedback can be given during the session.
Dara is a photographic artist based in Cork City Ireland. His photo works look at transitional spaces, in-between places where architecture, landscape and the built environment intersect, where a dialogue – of absence rather than presence – is created.
Recent exhibitions include Espace Lhomond Paris Photo, New Irish Works II, Landeskrone, PhotoHof Salzburg, Gallery of Photography Dublin, Photo Biennale Thessalonika, Centre Des Beaux Arts Brussels, Voies-Off Arles, Venice Biennale of Architecture and the forthcoming Format Photo festival
He is a winner of an AIB Artsprize, a Solas Award and was recently nominated for the Prize Pictet 2016. He was recently the winner of the inaugural Roscommon Arts Centre Photography award 2017 (selected by Martin Parr).
Eoin is a lecturer, artist and photographer living in Cork. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally and he has been nominated for the Foam Paul Huf Photo Award, Prix Pictet and he was the recipient of the Gallery of Photography Artist Award in 2009.
He has also contributed to magazines and newspapers such as the New York Times, Financial Times, Le Monde along with many other news and commercial clients. Eoin lectures in photography at Griffith College Cork and holds an MFA in Photography from the University of Ulster.
Paul holds an MFA in Photography from the University of Ulster in Belfast, and a Diploma in Documentary Photography from the University of Wales, Newport. He was recently selected for the Arts Council’s ‘Next Generation Bursary Award’ 2016-17. For the past number of years, his research and practice have been focused on investigating different ways of experiencing and representing landscape.
His acclaimed book, We Make the Path by Walking, was nominated for the Photobook Award 2013 at the 5th International Photobook Festival Kassel, shortlisted for the European Publishers Award for Photography 2013, and selected for several ‘Best Photobooks of The Year’ lists. His second book Stray was nominated for the MACK First Book Award 2015, and the Photobook Award 2016 at the 8th International Photobook Festival Kassel. His most recent book Perigee will be published later this year.
Gaffney’s work has been presented as solo exhibitions at the Centre National de l’Audiovisuel (Luxembourg), Flowers Gallery (London), Gallery of Photography (Dublin), Belfast Exposed Gallery, Ffotogallery (Cardiff), Oliver Sears Gallery (Dublin) and in group shows and festivals in the US, UK, South Africa, Ireland, Italy and China. His work has also been published internationally in print and online periodicals including Harvard Design Review, Creative Review, The New Yorker, European Photography, DU Magazine, Katalog, PaperJam, Source, Photomonitor and Landscape Stories.