Exhibition of Contemporary Photography, to coincide with PhotoIreland Festival 2022
SO Fine Art Editions welcomes back our annual contemporary photography exhibition in celebration with PhotoIreland festival 2022. This year’s exhibition, ‘Still’, showcases works by twelve Irish and International Photographers, full of emotive details and life portrayals.
Conor Horgan is an Irish film director, screenwriter and photographer based in Dublin. His work personifies elements of the narrative, telling stories through stills, motion, the written word or a combination of all three.
Joby Hickey is a Dublin based visual artist and photographer. Often experimenting with various photographic techniques, Hickey creates unique imagery using his own hand-made cameras constructed from found materials and recycled lens.
Clare Langan is an Irish photographer and recent Aosdána member, representing Ireland in numerous International Biennales. Her film and photography are in a number of International public and private collections including IMMA, The Arts Council of Ireland and the OPW.
Markéta Luskačová is a Czech photographer known for her series of photographs taken in Slovakia, Britain, Ireland and elsewhere. Considered one of the best Czech social photographers to date, she has photographed children in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. Her most recent show featured in The Tate London.
Aisling McCoy‘s works are from her ‘Studies in Time and Distance’ series which examines the idea of ‘the uncanny’ or “das unheimlich” which translates from the german not just as un-homely or sinister, but the more insidious anxiety of the familiar becoming strange. McCoy captured these images in her childhood home, in which she was staying during the pandemic, where home is simultaneously a refuge and prison.
John Minihan, a renowned photographer, has exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide including Centre George Pompidou, Paris and the National Portrait Gallery, London. He continues his personal relationship with Ireland’s writers and poets through his portraits.
Hugh O’Conor is an actor, director and photographer whose work depicts powerfully emotional portraits and cinematic landscapes. He exhibits regularly at the RHA, Dublin and RUA, Belfast.
Linda Plunkett is a photographic artist based in Dublin. These works are from her ‘In The Quiet Light’ series, portraying the natural world, intimate portraits of elements of landscape that emerge from prolonged immersion.
Christine Simpson‘s artworks heavily depict nature as an inter-dependent collection of systems, which we are all part of. Her work harnesses the creative possibilities of Photoshop and the craft of traditional photography, transforming surreal melded images from several different photographs into one seamlessly constructed image.
Tracy Staunton‘s works come from her project ‘Inside and Outside in Dublin City’, a series of works created during the pandemic. Staunton encompasses the use of image projection in indoor and outdoor spaces to investigate the new and evolving nature of space and time in the city.
Amelia Stein RHA, and first female photographer elected to Aosdána, showcases spectacular landscape, each beautifully executed photograph reinforces Stein’s attention to detail and eye for seeing the beauty in often bleak landscapes, imbuing each blade of grass with a narrative.
Dominic Turner is a master photographic printer and an established photographer who frequently adopts a layered approach to image making, which focuses on abstractions of the standard photographic aesthetic, resulting in work that often requires investigation, representing the complexities of life.