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European Photography Platform: Amplifying Artists.

FUTURES – European Photography Platform

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Started: 2017
What: European Photography Platform run by Vandejong and co-funded by the EU Creative Europe Programme.
When: Running continuously since 2017.
Where: Various locations around Europe.
Why: Talented emerging artists distinguish themselves by taking risks. They explore new ways of visualising ideas from fresh and diverse perspectives. However, from a commercial point of view, these works are not always easy to sell. And this is why these upcoming artists need a strong support system and access to a wider audience.

Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, Futures is a new photography platform that pools the resources and talent programmes of leading photography institutions across Europe in order to increase the capacity, mobility and visibility of its selected artists. By bringing together a wealth of resources and curatorial expertise, each talent selected by the Futures members gains access to an unprecedented network of professionals, markets and audiences.

Every year, Futures organises a series of events across Europe within each of its member countries. And every year they are all brought together at the Futures event at Unseen Amsterdam.

Futures is an initiative of the European Photography Platform. Currently the platform has 18 members, with PhotoIreland as one of 10 founding members. These are the 35 artists presented to date:

Irish Talent presented in 2024: Berta Mars, Chris Finnegan, Debbie Castro, Leon Nevill GallagherSarah Navan.

Irish Talent presented in 2023: Aindreas Scholz, Emilia Rigaud, Niamh Barry, Phelim Hoey, Ryan Allen.

Irish Talent presented in 2022: Cian Burke, Emma O’Brien, Patrick O’Byrne, Pauline Rowan, and Ronan McCall.

Irish Talent presented in 2021: Aoife Herrity, Audrey Gillespie, Clare Lyons, Jialin Long, and Mark Duffy.

Irish Talent presented in 2020: Becks ButlerGarry LoughlinMark McGuinnessShia Conlon, and Vera Ryklova

Irish Talent presented in 2019: Dorje de Burgh, Megan Doherty, Aisling McCoy, Yvette Monahan, and George Voronov

Irish Talent presented in 2018: Jamin Keogh, Miriam O’ Connor, Ciaran Óg Arnold, Róisín White, and Barry W Hughes

Members of Futures Photography Platform

Co-funded by the EU Creative Europe Programme.

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