The Photobook in Ireland

By 15/11/2017News

Opening: 25 November
Running: 23-28 November
At The Library Project

The Photobook in Ireland is a series of presentations organised by PhotoIreland Foundation culminating in an ambitious exhibition and symposium in May 2019, during PhotoIreland Festival 2019.

The project considers the Photobook essential in contemporary photographic practices, and sets out to discuss openly over the next years, and throughout diverse approaches, about its history and development in Ireland, encouraging a greater understanding of the importance of the Photobook format.

The launch of the series will take place from 6pm on Saturday 25th of November at The Library Project, coinciding with the Dublin Gallery Weekend and the PhotoIreland Foundation Awards. A presentation of publications from The Library Project collection will highlight outstanding achievements and historically important Photobooks, alongside an analysis of the data emanating from the archive. The selection and analysis will be conducted by photographer Liam Devine currently working on a module hosted at The Library Project on Archive in Context, part of his 3rd year at the BA Photography degree in DIT.

During the next 18 months, PhotoIreland Foundation will research and evaluate recent work done in the field, gathering new information along the way, and contributing to it with a final publication on the subject.