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Irish Photobook Exhibition in New Zealand

By 09/04/2024April 11th, 2024News, PhotoIreland, PhotoIreland Collection

PhotoIreland is heading to New Zealand this summer to join Photobook/NZ: Don’t miss this opportunity to discover many unique, out of print, and rarely seen publications, tracing the rapid evolution of the Irish photobook in the past decade and get to know the many artistic practices behind them. Visit the Photospace Gallery to enjoy the Irish Photobook Exhibition and purchase the limited copies traveling to Wellington at the Photobook/NZ Book Fair, hosted at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.


This project promoting Irish artists in New Zealand is kindly supported by Culture Ireland



Irish Photobook Exhibition

Running 8-15 August 2024
Photospace Gallery, Wellington, Aotearoa, New Zealand
11 August 2024

Photobook/NZ is New Zealand’s national photobook festival, celebrating photobooks and connecting photographers, publishers and their book-loving audiences. The fifth biennial Photobook NZ festival takes place this year.

Arriving to New Zealand for the first time, PhotoIreland are invited to present in the biennial a selection of Irish photobooks from its collection showcasing the diversity of practices and backgrounds that constitute photographic practices in Ireland today.

The Irish photobook has had great international successes, most noticeably with Ciarán Óg Arnold’s I Went to the Worst of Bars, that won the MACK Books First Book Award in 2015; Jan McCullough’s Home Instruction Manual, winner of the Kassel Fotobookfestival Dummy Award 2016; and Eamonn Doyle’s ambitious books i (praised first by Martin Parr), ON and End. But there are many other great books to praise. In presenting a selection of contemporary and momentous Irish Photobooks from the PhotoIreland Collection, we intend to share a reflection on the wealth of practices and approaches demonstrated.

The PhotoIreland Collection is an on-going project focused on publications with thousands of items from all over the world. It is in continuous expansion with new materials added weekly. It is currently housed at The Library Project, Dublin, as a resource library open to the public. This is one of the many ways in which PhotoIreland supports the discipline in Ireland.

Browse the online catalogue of the PhotoIreland Collection at

Photobook/NZ Book Fair

Running 8-11 August 2024
At Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, Aotearoa, New Zealand

On the 10th August, book fair visitors will have the opportunity to purchase a selection of Irish publications, from photobooks to zines, critical books and more, including many of PhotoIreland’s own publications, such as OVER Journal, TLP Editions, and others.