They will join the platform’s activities to present their work to international professionals and to network, amongst other opportunities that will be developed for them, including exhibitions, publishing opportunities, portfolio reviews, and more.
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Ronan McCall is a Dublin-born photographer currently living on Inis Oírr, Aran Islands, where his practice is based and centred around his state-of-the-art analogue darkroom. He works as both artist and lighting-expert in the fashion industry.
Patrick O'Byrne is a visual artist and writer from Tallaght, Dublin currently based in Berlin, Germany. He recently acquired his BA in Photography at the Institute of Art and Design, Dun Laoghaire. His work focuses on the familial and the themes which inhabit it, finding himself drawn to the distinctions and collaborations between people and place.
Emma O'Brien is a lens-based artist from Westmeath, her practice is concerned with themes of Mothering, family, childhood and home. In her current project The Holding Place she interrogates her role as mother, worker, and artist. Her work recognises and amplifies the notion that a mothers lived experience is a valid area of artistic inquiry.
Rowan explores sanctuary, as well as home, through landscapes, settlements and our underpinned relationships with belonging and abandonment. With a background in Fine Art and Film, her predominately lens based works incorporate documentary as well as collaborative and performative elements. Rowan is interested in layers of history in place, family and society, systems of defensive and offensive tactics used upon land, home and ritual.
Cian Burke is an artist originally from Dublin, based in Sweden. Working primarily with photography, installation and text, his work sits at the intersection of documentary and the mannerisms of staged photography — where the notion of truth is up for negotiation. His practice is driven by a fascination in the role imagination plays in both art and various scientific systems of collecting and categorising, exploring ways in which both can be used for the production of knowledge as well as systems for the visualisation of certain perceived ‘truths’.