Company Staff

Ángel Luis González, Julia Gelezova, and Bronwyn Andrews.

Angel Luis Gonzalez. Photo by Matthew Thompson

Ángel Luis González

Director
angel@photoireland.org

Julia Gelezova

General Manager
julia@photoireland.org

Bronwyn Andrews

The Library Project
tlp@photoireland.org

Board of Directors

Justin Carville, Martina Cleary, Joe Haughton, Fiona Hackett, Anne James, David Kronn, and Marcos Zubrzycki.
Updated in July 2020.

Justin Carville

Justin Carville teaches Historical & Theoretical Studies in Photography and is Chair of the Photography Programme at Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire.  He is a former Government of Ireland Senior Research Scholar in the Humanities and Social Sciences, (2003-2004) and an IRCHSS Government of Ireland Research Fellow (2008-2009). His published research on Irish photography has appeared in the journals Afterimage , Early Popular Visual Culture, Source, Circa, Next Level, Photography in Culture, Photographies and the Irish Journal of Anthropology as well as a numerous edited books and exhibition catalogues. He has guest edited a special Ireland-themed issue of the journal Early Popular Visual Culture and a special issue of the journal Photographies on globalization and the photographic image and is on the editorial advisory board of the journals Visual Culture in Britain and Photographies. His books include Photography and Ireland (Reaktion, 2011) and the edited volume Visualizing Dublin: Visual Culture, Modernity and the Representation of Urban Space (Peter Lang, 2014). He is currently researching the connections between photography, ethnography and the visualization of Irish identity for a book to be titled The Ungovernable Eye: Photography, Race and Ireland.

Martina Cleary

Martina Cleary is a Dublin born Photographer, currently working between Ireland and the UK. In Ireland she studied at NCAD and The Crawford College of Art & Design, followed by studies at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and the Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki. Along with her work as an artist, in recent years Martina has also worked as a lecturer in Photography, a Freelance Consultant and Curator for a number of institutes and organizations including, The EU Urban Development Project and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Burren College of Art, LSAD and GMIT in Ireland, as well as Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia. She has shown her work nationally and internationally since the mid 1990’s, with support from the Arts Councils of Ireland and Finland, The Finnish Cultural Foundation, The Finnish Institute in London, and a number of other regional bodies in both Ireland and abroad. Recently her work has been selected for Format 2015 Exposure, Describing Architecture/Memory and Place Dublin, solo exhibition at the RHA Ashford and EV+A International. She is currently also an Associate at the European Centre for Photographic Research (eCPR) Newport, where she is undertaking practice-based Doctoral research.

Anne James

Anne James is a Dublin-based publisher, digital marketing consultant and artist of Portuguese and American nationality. She has edited and solicited work for Ploughshares and St. Petersburg Review and in 2012 she founded Zymbol, an internationally-distributed magazine of contemporary literature, photography and painting. She served on the board of New England Poetry Club at Harvard University from 2012-2016, and volunteers as a fundraising consultant to Threshold, Ireland’s national housing charity. In her marketing career, she has worked with both well-known Irish firms and high-growth startups, including Arthur Cox, Fields the Jeweller, UrbanVolt and Boxever. She holds a degree in cultural anthropology from Boston University (2009) and completed her master’s in visual and material culture at the University of Edinburgh (2011). An avid collector of photography, paintings, monographs and art ephemera, she recently began practicing professionally as an artist. She is currently researching the relationship between painting, photography and the attention economy in the Art and Research Collaboration (ARC) programme at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology (IADT).

Fiona Hackett

Fiona Hackett is an artist, academic tutor, and researcher based in Dublin. She holds a PhD in Photography from the UCD Clinton Institute of American Studies, University College, Dublin – completed with a scholarship funded by the Irish Research Council. As an artist, she has exhibited in the DLR Lexicon, Royal Hibernian Academy, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Mermaid Arts Centre, and as part of EV+A International, among others, and she is the recipient of the Progressive Vision Curtin O’Donoghue Photography Award, RHA 189th Exhibition. She teaches theory and practice at a leading third-level institute, and she carries out research on photography and geological science, and others subjects. Various project-based consulting assignments, in particular in the areas of executive career coaching and development, change management and people development. She has also a background as an organisational psychologist.

Joe Houghton

Joe Houghton is a former Board Chair for Pieta House and ex Board Director for The Wheel, an umbrella organization for around 1,000 Irish charities. He co-created and since 2008 has directed the Masters in Project Management programmes at UCD Smurfit Graduate School of Business, where he lectures on multiple programmes. He holds a UCD Smurfit International Executive MBA (2005), a UCD Professional Postgraduate Diploma in University Teaching & Learning (2016) and is currently completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurial Learning with UCD’s Innovation Academy.  Joe regularly consults & trains companies and non-profits through his company Houghton Consulting, especially on areas such as Risk, and Project/Programme Management, and Strategy.

David Kronn

David Kronn is the Chief of Medical Genetics at Westchester Medical Center and Associate Professor of Pathology and Pediatrics at New York Medical College, both in Valhalla, New York; He was born in Dublin and qualified as a physician from Trinity College Dublin. He moved to New York to pursue training in Pediatrics and Medical Genetics at New York University Medical Center. His interest in photography has been lifelong, initially as a keen amateur photographer which he continues, to his interest in collecting which started shortly after arriving in New York. Photographs from his collection have been shown at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin in 2011 and 2014, at the Glucksman Gallery, Cork in 2011 and at the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny in 2015. His collection is an ongoing donation and promised gift to the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

Marcos Zubrzycki

Marcos is a certified public accountant dedicated to the asset and wealth management industry. Marcos joined PwC in 1999, and has worked in the New York, Boston, and Puerto Rico offices during his 20+ years career. He served as an Employee Benefits Plans Specialist from 2005 to 2014 and has participated in internal quality control audits in Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia over the last 10 years. Marcos joined the PwC Ireland Asset and Wealth Management team in January 2015 and currently co-leads the PwC Ireland Global Fund Distribution Services group. Marcos is a member of the Irish Funds Other-EU Fund Distribution working group and is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Council of PwC Ireland. Marcos was born in Montreal, grew up in Puerto Rico, and has a bachelor’s degree in both accounting and history from Boston College and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. As an amateur photographer, Marcos is interested in documenting the ever-changing face of Dublin as a culturally diverse city and international economic hub.

Advisors Panel

Ann Curran, Michelle Dunn Marsh, Catherine Legras, Karen McQuaid, Moritz Neumüller, Karin O’Conor and Jennie Ricketts.

Ann Curran

Ann lectures in Photography and is Programme Chair of the DIT BA Photography. She has a BA in History from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in Fine Art from Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York. Her research is concerned with what Hal Foster defines as an archival impulse, that which seeks ‘to make historical information, often lost or displaced, physically present.’ She has exhibited in Ireland and the U.S. She was formerly the Assistant Coordinator for the Media Center at Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester New York. She was the Coordinator of the Central New York Programmers Group based at Cornell University and was active in bringing both documentary and experimental film/videomakers to the upstate New York media centre and college circuit.

Michelle Dunn Marsh

Michelle Dunn Marsh is executive director of Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW), an educational institution dedicated to the making and sharing of significant photography. She is also the founder of Minor Matters, a new and collaborative model for contemporary art books, and has brought four books to print since launching. She is a part-time lecturer at Parsons/The New School, and has spoken on visual literacy as well as art book publishing at Yale University, University of Washington, YoungArts, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, and SPE, among others. She holds an MS in Publishing from Pace University in New York City, and a bachelor’s degree in literature/art history from Bard College, where she serves on the Board of Governors. Recent projects include curation of Terminal: On Mortality and Beauty; ‘Image and Object,” an essay for American Photo, and the development of Alice Wheeler’s Outcasts and Innocents for Minor Matters.

Catherine Legras

Catherine has lived and worked many years in Paris as a Photo Editor for a photo agency, and also as a Journalist for several newspapers and the French TV news. Before she came to Ireland in 2006, she undertook TV production training at the Institut National de l’Audiovisuel  in order to expand her skills and be able to work in an international environment as a videographer. Since then, she consolidated her interest for images, writing and filming, and has undertaken numerous projects for online newspapers, the horseracing industry, music shows, documentaries and corporate videos.  She recently took part in a film project by French photographer and film maker Yann Arthus-Bertrand called “Human”, to be released in 2015.  She is also a volunteer journalist for the French NGO Medecins du Monde.

Karen McQuaid

Karen McQuaid is Curator at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, and has been in post since 2009, having previously worked on the talks programme at the Gallery. She has curated exhibitions including ‘Jim Goldberg, Open See‘ (2009) which won the artist the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2011; ‘Fiona Tan, Vox Populi London‘ which included a publication with BookWorks (2012); ‘Claire Aho, Studio Works‘ editing the publication ‘Cotton Rhapsody‘ (2013); and ‘Andy Warhol, Photographs: 1976  – 1987‘ (2014). She co-curated Geraldo de Barros ‘What Remains‘ (2013) with the Musee d’Elysee, Lausanne, and has also facilitated a number of artist projects. In 2013 she curated Simon Roberts’ ‘Landscape Studies of a Small Island‘ at the Moscow House of Photography. In Autumn 2014, she worked alongside Lorenzo Vitturi to curate ‘Dalston Anatomy‘ at The Photographers’ Gallery. She regularly writes for international arts publications and institutions, and guest lectures across the UK. She has attended numerous folio reviews including Daegu Biennale (Korea), FotoTriennale Odense (Denmark), Thessaloniki (Greece), PhotoIreland (Dublin), Stockholm Photography Week, Houston FotoFest and Contact Photography Festival (Toronto).

Moritz Neumüller

Moritz Neumüller, is a Barcelona-based Curator, Educator and Writer in the field of Photography and New Media. He has worked for institutions such as MoMA New York,PhotoEspaña and La Fábrica in Madrid, and PhotoIreland Festival. He is the Academic Director of the Photo Department of IED Madrid, and a regular contributor to magazines such as European Photography, FOAM and Photoresearcher, published by the European Society for the History of Photography. In 2009, he founded ArteConTacto, a project aimed at facilitating the exploration of art through all senses, in order to provide access for all visitors, including the visually impaired. The project is complemented with Museum For All, a European network of museums open for all visitors. Since 2010, he runs the The Curator Ship, an online resource for visual artists. Recent work include curatorial projects for the Daegu Biennial (Korea), Photobook Week Aarhus (Denmark), and The Birmingham Library (UK). His publications include El otro lado del alma, Edition Oehrli, Zurich (2005); Bernd & Hilla Becher speak with Moritz Neumüller, La Fábrica / Fundación Telefónica, Madrid (2005); All Inclusive. New Spanish Photography, Lodz Photography Festival, Polonia (2007); To Have & To Lose. Three projects by Mireia Sallarès, Galleri Image, Aarhus (2008) and Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade, PhotoIreland, Dublin (2011).

Karin O’Conor

Karin O’Conor is Political and Parliamentary Adviser to the Minister for the Gaeltacht and Natural Resources, Joe McHugh TD. She began working in Public Relations a number of years ago, representing a wide-ranging number of clients, including Ryanair, LinkedIn, Matheson and PCH International. She has a keen interest in Corporate Finance and following a Diploma in Investor and Capital Markets, she began working for Bank of Ireland in their Group Comms division, before moving to politics. Born in Stockholm, and raised in Brussels and Dublin, she is very interested in the Visual Arts, and is a proficient piano, violin and oboe player.

Jennie Ricketts

Jennie Ricketts is a photography editor, curator, consultant and mentor. She is the former Picture Editor of The Observer Magazine, where she worked for seventeen years. She launched the Jennie Ricketts Gallery nine years ago. Originally based in Brighton, UK, she relocated to County Wicklow in 2007. The gallery represents eighteen international photographers, both on­line and in hired exhibition spaces. Recent collaborations include “A Conversation with Karen Fuchs”, the US­ based photographer, for the Arts University Bournemouth, and the exhibition Poppies: Women and War with UK photographer Dr Lee Karen Stow for Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, as part of their Women and War symposium. The exhibition is now touring, and will be displayed at Liverpool Museum from July through to February 2016.

If you are interested in becoming part of the Board of Directors or the Advisors Panel, please get in contact: email info@photoireland.org