Workshops & Exhibitions


Mike Brown Photographer announces three 1-Day SNAP Saturday Workshops designed for all levels of digital photographers.

The workshops will concentrate on both Landscape and Nature Photography but will be relevant to all subject matters.

The workshops will be held on the following dates: October 10th and 24th in West Cork & October 17th in Killarney

Further details and full itinerary can be obtained by emailing – or by telephone on 023-8835782.

Calumet Photographic is celebrating its seventieth anniversary with a package of autumn deals and an exclusive seminar programme

The company, which started life as a small sporting goods company in Chicago in 1939 and now has branches across the US and in five European countries, plans mini trade shows at its branches in London and Manchester.  From 10 am  on Tuesday October 6th at Calumet’s flagship Drummond Street, Euston store and also on Thursday October 8 at the Manchester branch, key suppliers will be demonstrating their latest products including DSLRs, printers and lighting equipment – and the first hundred customers  through the door at each location will receive ‘Goody Bags’ with a product value of £50.

For the full line-up of autumn workshops and events programme, go to this website above.

Photo Reportage Workshop – Culture Night |  25 Sept 2009 | 6pm – 8.30pm approx – Roving Reporters – From 7 to 77

Working intensively with a group of 7 to 10 year-olds and a group of senior citizens (70+ year-olds), the Gallery of Photography Dublin is organising a fun and informative free programme on documentary photography and photoreportage.  In an initial indoor workshop session, the twelve participants will get to grips with the technical workings of digital cameras (their own or supplied by the Gallery). Next, a visual presentation by award-winning photojournalist Kim Haughton of outstanding documentary images will provide the inspiration for the participants to venture forth and capture the essence of Culture Night for themselves.  Reconvening in the Gallery of Photography, the participants will have the opportunity to download and edit their images. With one selected image, they will see the whole process through to the production of a finished print.   The final cut of their work will be publicly accessible on the Gallery website. In addition, selected images will be sent to Picture Desks for possible inclusion in national news media coverage of Culture Night.   Photodocumentation of the Roving Reporters in action will also be made by Gallery of Photography staff photographers. Staff adhere to our child protection policy, and will secure model release for all aspects of the project where required.  The emphasis is on fun and participation, though the structure of the event will also raise interesting questions as to the differences / similarities in the photoreportage of this important night by the  young and old. What does Culture Night  look and feel like to a person whose idea of culture has been formed over seven decades? How does Culture Night feature in the inner life of a ten year-old?



The Sebastian Guinness Gallery, in association with Canon, Treasury Holdings and Fred Torres Collaborations, will launch an exhibition titled ‘American Jesus’ showcasing the photographic works by one of the world’s most respected contemporary photographers – David Lachapelle

Lachapelle, a fine art photographer and director, is renowned for his iconic pop and celebrity images that for over the past two decades have continuously graced the pages of the leading fashion and entertainment magazines such as Vanity Fair, The Face, Rolling Stone, Vogue and Interview. Mixing glamour with surreal and comic fantasy, Lachapelle has created many memorable and striking images of luminaries such as Elizabeth Taylor, Pamela Anderson, Madonna, Elton John, Tupac Shakur and Britney Spears. His directing credits include music videos for artists such as Moby, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez.  Lachapelle’s stage work includes Elton John’s The Red Piano concert which recently ended a five year run at Ceaser’s Palace in Las Vegas and which will be staged at Dublin’s 02 for one night on October 30th.  Due to the extensive images on exhibit, the David Lachapelle ‘American Jesus’ exhibition will be located at Connaught House, 1 Burlington Road, Dublin 4.  This exhibition is now opened to the public until 31st October, Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 6pm. More information from websites above.

Photographic Exhibition at Alliance-Francaise Dublin – by Frank Little

Now open and running until 21 November 2009

Frank Little brings to his photography literary, artistic and philosophical influences. In Ulysses one of James Joyce characters, Stephen Dedalus, walks ‘into infinity along Sandymount strand’ and the world where Beckett places his protagonists is also the location for many of his photographs. René Magritte spoke of his pictures as being solutions to certain problems of visual thinking. The images here try to posit the question of what perception actually is. We perceive and interact with the world through our senses and learned social behaviours. Modern Western thought was founded on Descartes’ dictum “I think therefore I am” but we are not just pure intellect. The physical world and how we interact with it are of intrinsic importance to what we are.

Admission free  |  Opening hours (until 25/09/09)  |  Monday – Thursday 8.30am–7.30pm Friday 8.30am–7.00pm  |  Opening hours from 28/09/09 | Monday – Friday 8.30am-7.30pm  |  Saturday 8.30-2pm

The Haunted Castle of Leap

Date/Time: Will run until Sunday, 27 September Monday – Saturday: 12-7pm; Sunday: 12-5pm

Venue: Ranelagh Arts Shop, 26 Ranelagh  |  Admission Free

A busload of artists from Ranelagh, and their friends – painters, photographers, video artists and scribes – descended on Leap Castle in Co. Offaly, home of Tin-Whistle ‘Maestro’ Sean Ryan, his wife Ann Callanan and their daughter (step dancing champion and musician extraordinaire) Ciara Ryan, in July of this year.

The artists photographed, sketched and recorded their memories, lunch was served and strong drink imbibed. Sean and Ciara were joined by their friend, De Dannan’s Alec Finn, stopping in on his way to the Willie Clancy Week in Milltown Malbay and a music session ensued. The resulting exhibition records the visitors’ impressions of a haunting and magical place.

Artists include –  Niall Flaherty, Gerhardt Gallagher, Brian Henderson, Eamon Gogarty, Angel Luis Gonzalez, Imelda Healy, Kate Horgan, Ann Murphy, Katy Simpson, Daragh Owens, Ross Galbraith, Robin Grace, and Heather Finn.

In addition:-

Photography on the Rails

Date/Time: Saturday, 26 & Sunday, 27 September, 11am – 5pm daily

Venue: Mountpleasant Square – Tickets: Free

Visit the railings of Mountpleasant Square on Saturday and Sunday and browse the photographic talent of local enthusiasts and amateurs. It is an excellent opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with photographers.  If you’d like to exhibit your work in Dublin’s most photogenic Georgian square, please contact the Ranelagh Arts Festival at 085 743 7212. Photos will be hung on the railings of Mountpleasant Square on Saturday and Sunday. It is an excellent opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with your fellow photographers, sell some of your images and meet contacts too.

In addition:-

Impressions of Place – by Robin Grace

Date/Time: Will run until Sunday, 27 September, 2-7pm daily | Venue: 95 Beechwood Ave Lower | Tickets: Free

This Exhibition documents the many people and places Robin has encountered throughout the World, including countries such as Mongolia, China, India and Uganda. ‘Impressions of Place’ tells the story of people and how they live, their culture and spirituality. His affinity for documentary led him to work for press agencies in both Limerick and London. Robin is now based in Dublin, and is working as a freelance photographer. Born in Ireland, Robin Grace studied Photography and Digital Imaging at Reading College and School of Art and Design. This marks a new development for Ranelagh Arts Festival – the first time we have had an event in a private house. Congratulations to Robin on his initiative.

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