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New Irish Works: Contemporary Photography from Ireland.


What: New Irish Works.
When: Every 3 years.
Various locations nationally, internationally, and online.
Why: To support and develop Irish Photography.
First Edition: July 2013-July 2015
Second Edition: July 2016-July 2018
Third Edition:
July 2019-July 2021
Fourth Edition: July 2022-July 2023


Artists presented: 55.
Publications: 21.

The 10 artists selected for 2022 were:

Audrey Gillespie, Bryony Dunne, Cian Burke, Jialin Long, Martin Cregg, Martin Seeds, Mark Duffy, Pauline Rowan, Róisín White, Shia Conlon

For 202, the jury was:

The 10 artists selected for 2019 were:
Aisling McCoy, Cian Burke, Dorje de Burgh, George Voronov, Jamin Keogh, Phelim Hoey, Robert Ellis, Roisin White, Sarah Flynn, and Zoe Hamill.

For 2019, the jury was:
Alexa Becker Photography Acquisitions Editor, Kehrer Verlag
Daniel Boetker Smith Director, Asia Pacific Photobook Archive & Course Director, Photography Studies College, Melbourne.
Susan Bright Curator and Writer, Paris, France.
Fiona Kearney, Director, The Glucksman, Cork, Ireland.
Ingrid Leonard, Assistant Curator, FOMU, Antwerp, Belgium.
Matt Packer, Director, EVA International, Limerick, Ireland.
Nadya Sheremetova, Director and Curator of FotoDepartament Foundation, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Ingo Taubhorn, Curator, House of Photography/Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany.
Rachael Thomas, Senior Curator: Head of Exhibitions, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland.

The 20 artists selected in 2016 were:
Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Aisling McCoy, Caitriona Dunnett, Dara McGrath, Daragh Soden, David Thomas Smith, Eanna de Freine, Emer Gillespie, Enda Bowe, Jan McCullough, Jill Quigley, Kate Nolan, Mandy O’Neill, Matthew Thompson, Miriam O’Connor, Noel Bowler, Robert McCormack, Roseanne Lynch, Shane Lynam, and Yvette Monahan.

Mass Paths, Caitriona Dunnett, 2016, ISBN 9780957684911
Young Dubliners, Daragh Soden, 2016, ISBN 9780957684928
Inner Field, Shane Lynam, 2016, ISBN 9780957684911
Cottages of Quigley’s Point, 2016, ISBN 9780957684911
LACUNA, Kate Nolan, 2016, ISBN: 9780957684911
Tomorrow is Sunday, Miriam O’Connor, 2016, ISBN: 9780995701854
The Thousand Year Old Boy, Yvette Monahan, 2016, ISBN: 9780995701847
The Radiant City, Aisling McCoy, 2016, ISBN: 9780957684911
Home Instruction Manual, Jan McCullough, 2016, ISBN: 9780957684911
Tales from Beneath the Arches, Éanna de Fréine, 2016, ISBN: 9780957684911
Project Cleansweep, Dara McGrath, 2016, ISBN 9780957684911
Fallen Women, Emer Gillespie, 2016, ISBN 9780995701861
Solitary, Matthew Thompson, 2016, ISBN 9780957684911
The Passenger, Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, 2016, ISBN 9780957684911
At Mirrored River, Enda Bowe, 2016, ISBN 9780957684911
Promise, Mandy O’Neill, 2016, ISBN 9780957684911
Arecibo, David Thomas Smith, 2016, ISBN 9780995701885
Union, Noel Bowler, 2016, ISBN 9780957684911
Facade, Robert McCormack, 2016, ISBN 9780995701878
Eloquent Proof, Roseanne Lynch, 2016, ISBN 9780957684911

In 2016, the jury was:
Alejandro Castellote, Director, MA Contemporary Photography, Centro de la Imagen, Lima, PE
Ángel Luis González Fernández, Director of PhotoIreland.
Ângela Ferreira, Artistic Director, Encontros Da Imagem, Braga, PT
Azu Nwagbogu, Director, LagosPhoto Festival, Lagos, NG
Claire Monneraye, Curator, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, AU
Clara de Tezanos, Co-founder, La Fototeca, Guatemala, GU
Elsa Modin, Librarian, Hasselblad Foundation Library, Gothenburg, SE
Heidi Romano, Director & Founder, Photobook Melbourne, Melbourne, AU
Jenny Lindhe, Photographer, Curator & Publisher, Breadfield Gallery, Malmö, SE
Jörg Colberg, Founder & Editor, Conscientious Magazine, Northampton, US
Karen McQuaid, Curator, The Photographers Gallery, London, UK
Kim Knoppers, Curator, FOAM, Amsterdam, NL
Lars Boering, Managing Director, World Press Photo, Amsterdam, NL
Louise Clements, Artistic Director of QUAD & FORMAT, Derby, UK
Maira Dudareva, Head of Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, LV
María García Yelo, Director, PhotoEspaña, Madrid, ES
Martino Marangoni, Founder & President, Studio Marangoni, Florence, IT
Miranda Driscoll, Artistic Director, Sirius Arts Centre, Cork, IE
Moritz Neumüller, Chair of the Board & Curatorial Advisor, PhotoIreland
Peggy Sue Amison, Artistic Director, East Wing, Dubai, AE
Seán Kissane, Curator, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, IE
Stacey Baker, Photo Editor, The New York Times Magazine, New York, US
Yumi Goto, Curator, Reminders Photography Stronghold, Tokyo, JP

The 25 artists selected in 2013 were:
Barry W. Hughes, Cait Fahey, Caroline Mc Nally, Claudi Nir, David Thomas Smith, Dorje De Burgh, Dragana Jurisic, Ethna O’Regan, Grainne Quinlan, Ieva Baltaduonyte, Kevin Griffin, Linda Brownlee, Mandy O Neill, Martin Cregg, Maurice Gunning, Miriam O’ Connor, Muireann Brady, Patrick Hogan, Paul Gaffney, Robert Ellis, Roseanne Lynch, Shane Lynam, Shannon Guerrico, Stefania Sapio, and Yvette Monahan.

New Irish Works, 2013, ISBN 9780957684904

In 2013, the jury was:
Karen McQuaid, curator at The Photographers Gallery, London;
Michele Horrigan, artist and curator, Limerick;
Ronan McCall, photographer and curator, Dublin;
Pádraig Spillane and Pamela Condell, the curatorial team ‘Stag & Deer’, Cork;
Moritz Neumüller and Ángel Luis González Fernández, from PhotoIreland Festival.

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