PhotoIreland Festival announces its theme for 2014, calling for works for the main exhibition, and offering the first list of portfolio reviewers for this year in Dublin.
PhotoIreland Festival 2014: Truths, Facts, Fictions, Lies.
We seek, produce, use, and consume all kind of images in our everyday. Whether in the private or the public sphere, we need them for sharing and obtaining details regarding experiences, news, and events. They serve to illustrate ideas that in turn endorse or contest other ideas. With these images, through storytelling, we shape public opinion and enjoy a shared sense of what is true, what is real. The way we understand our reality then is through these fragmented stories that we tell ourselves. Some of them may be accepted as truths, some others understood as mere myths, legends, hoaxes, or lies. It is all about storytelling.
Main Exhibition: Call for Works
Celebrating its 5th edition in July 2014, PhotoIreland Festival invites submissions for its main exhibition from photographers and artists exploring the use of images in developing visual narratives, presenting researched facts or elaborated fictions. Whether through documentary, photojournalism, or any other photographic practice, the projects must convey a narrative and articulate a clear message. Particular attention will be placed on innovative methods used to deliver the projects.
Check the list of reviewers for Portfolio 14.
International Portfolio Reviews
Dublin, 3-6 July 2014.
PhotoIreland Festival’s portfolio review weekend will take place on 3-6 July 2014 in Dublin city, representing a unique opportunity for emerging artists worldwide to highlight new photographic projects and meet with international professionals to further their careers. The winner of the portfolio reviews weekend will be offered a solo exhibition next year, during PhotoIreland Festival 2015.