Celebrating its 9th edition in 2018, PhotoIreland Festival brings to Dublin another exciting edition packed with free exhibitions, workshops, photobook launches, and talks.
It is the 9th edition of PhotoIreland Festival 2018, running for the whole month of May, and bringing to Ireland once again contemporary photographic practices that will surely excite the minds of Irish audiences and visitors alike.
Run by PhotoIreland Foundation, this year the festival presents the works of two photographers working around women’s rights, at a time when Ireland will vote in a referendum about issues concerning access to legal abortion. Launching the festival on 3rd May, Laia Abril’s comprehensive work On Abortion, looks at the history and repercussions for women in the absence of safe and legal abortions – the first chapter of an extensive project A History of Misogyny. Irish artist Sarah Cullen presents her work You Shall Have Exactly What You Want exploring the experiences of pregnant women in Ireland who are faced with crisis pregnancies.
Looking at contemporary Irish photographers Jamin Keogh presents for the first time his new project Moyross Study – a sociological exploration of Moyross housing estate in Limerick.
Meanwhile, Daragh Soden will launch his latest photobook, a portrait of the city of Toulon, France, as part of an ambitious collection entitled Portraits de Villes – details to be released. The festival residency How to Flatten a Mountain continues into its third year at Cow House Studios, with the outcome to be exhibited in Rathfarnham Castle. Festival visitors will also enjoy Mariela Sancari‘s fascinating work Moisés, presented at the Instituto Cervantes Dublin.
PhotoIreland Festival is grant aided by the Arts Council of Ireland, and the Dublin City Council Arts Office, and is supported by OPW