PhotoIreland Festival 2018

PhotoIreland Festival 2018
On Abortion.

PhotoIreland Festival 2018

It is the 9th edition of PhotoIreland Festival 2018, running for the whole month of May, and bringing to Ireland once again contemporary photographic practices that will surely excite the minds of Irish audiences and visitors alike.

Run by PhotoIreland Foundation, this year the festival presents the works of two photographers working around women’s rights, at a time when Ireland will vote in a referendum about issues concerning access to legal abortion. Launching the festival on 3rd May, Laia Abril’s comprehensive work On Abortion, looks at the history and repercussions for women in the absence of safe and legal abortions – the first chapter of an extensive project A History of Misogyny. Irish artist Sarah Cullen presents her work You Shall Have Exactly What You Want exploring the experiences of pregnant women in Ireland who are faced with crisis pregnancies.

Looking at contemporary Irish photographers Jamin Keogh presents for the first time his new project Moyross Study – a sociological exploration of Moyross housing estate in Limerick. Meanwhile, Daragh Soden will launch his latest photobook, a portrait of the city of Toulon, France, as part of an ambitious collection entitled Portraits de Villes – details to be released.  The festival residency How to Flatten a Mountain continues into its third year at Cow House Studios, with the outcome to be exhibited in Rathfarnham Castle. Festival visitors will also enjoy Mariela Sancari‘s fascinating work Moisés, presented at the Instituto Cervantes Dublin.

During the coming days, you will find on this website new details released about this year’s edition, so make sure you come back daily and subscribe to the newsletter!


Laia Abril,
On Abortion.

Launch 6pm 3 May
Exhibition runs 4-31 May
at The Copper House Gallery

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Sarah Cullen, You Shall Have Exactly What You Want

Sarah Cullen,
You Shall Have Exactly
What You Want.


Launch 6pm 5h May
Presentation runs 6-20 May
at The Library Project

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Jamin Keogh,
Moyross Study.


Launch 6pm 24th May
Exhibition runs 25 May-24 June
at The Library Project

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Mariela Sancari,


Launch 6pm 2nd May
Exhibition runs 3-31 May
at Insituto Cervantes Dublin

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How to Flatten a Mountain 2018

Residency: How to Flatten a Mountain 2018.


Starts 23rd April at Cow House Studios
Launch 6pm 4th May
Exhibition runs 5-31 May
at Rathfarnham Castle

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Junior, Issue 3.


Launch 6pm 26th April
Exhibition runs 26-29 April
at The Library Project

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Toulon, Daragh Soden


Book Launch 6pm 10th May
at The Library Project

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Fotobookfestival Kassel Dummy Award

Fotobookfestival Dummy Award 2018.

Exhibition runs 1-31 May
at The Library Project

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PhotoIreland Festival 2018: Open Programme Call

Open Programme 2018.


Open call: Submit your personal
or collective project and join
PhotoIreland Festival 2018

Deadline: 1st April 2018

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the Museum
of Contemporary
Of Ireland*

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Join the PhotoIreland Festival 2018 team: volunteer this May!

Join the Festival team: Volunteer this May.


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