Monthly Archives: January 2011

Introducing…Brian Dunne

The second in our weekly series introducing members of Cork Analogue Photographers and their Work. This week its Cork native Brian Dunne.

– Miriam

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Name: Brian Dunne

Where are you from? Carrigaline, Cork.

What cameras do you use? Canon ae1, Canon eos 40d, Canon eos 50d, Holga.

What was your very first camera? Fuji bridge camera .

Tell me a little about how you got into photography? I bought a camera for holidays and it just felt right so went on to experiment.

Why choose analogue photography? I borrowed a camera off a friend to try film and it just worked

What are your influences/inspiration and who are some of your favourite photographers? PREDRAG  VUCKOVIC sports photographer and Ansel Adams. Also most of the National Geographic photographers.

What would your dream photographic opportunity be like? Who/what/where would you shoot? Action shoot with stars like Nicky Hayden, Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner (moto gp stars)

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A short film about Diane Arbus, from 1972 (Masters of Photography)

An excellent short film about photographer Diane Arbus. Much has been said about Diane Arbus and her work, but her closing statement in the movie sums up to me what she was about:

“… I mean, it’s very subtle and a little embarrassing to me, but I really believe there are things which nobody would see unless I photographed them …”

Thanks to James Pomerantz for posting this on his blog, A Photo Student

– Rory

All My Lovin and other events – An exciting month of photography in Cork!

Mark February 2011 as a very exciting month of Photography in Cork. The above video is from the All My Lovin opening in May 2010 in Poland. Now it’s coming to Cork!

I received the press release this morning, so will quote directly from it –

Sirius Arts Centre in association with the Crawford Art Gallery has brought together a number of arts venues to organize a massive exhibition of photography that will take over Cork City and County in February 2011.

The exhibitions are being held to highlight the importance of photographic art to the area and in support of the largest exhibition of photography ever to be held in Cork!   “All My Lovin” which opens in the Crawford Art Gallery on Thursday 3 of February at 6:00pm was initially co curated Sirius Artistic Director, Peggy Sue Amison Krzysztof Candrowicz – Director of Fotofestiwal, Lódz and Lódz Arts Centre, Poland  and Christoph Tannert – Director of Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin Germany, for the 9th Annual Lodz International Festival of Photography and premiered in Lódz, Poland and Berlin Germany in 2010 – now this collection of international photographic artists will be highlighted in Ireland.

The collected supporting exhibitions will highlight different established arts venues, as well as numerous artist led spaces and universities.  Sirius Arts Centre, with the support of Culture Ireland has organised for a 2 day portfolio review event featuring over 13 curators and artists from Ireland and Europe (registration is now closed on this event) which will take place on the 5 &6 of February in Cobh, County Cork with over 70 participating photographers. This event will create a truly international mix of artists working in photography.

For more information please contact Sirius Arts Centre at for more information or visit the websites listed below.

So here’s a list of the events taking place. Again quoted from the press release.


Opening Thursday 3 February 6:00pm


Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork


Co-curated Peggy Sue Amison – Sirius Arts Centre’s Artistic Director,  Krzysztof Candrowicz – Director of Fotofestiwal, Lódz and Lódz Arts Centre, Poland  and Christoph Tannert – Director of Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin Germany, for the 9th Annual Lodz International Festival of Photography.

A collection of imagery focusing of love, family, relationships through photography,video and sound installations.  Travelling from romantic and sexual love through to lifelong relationships within families, to faded and remembered love, All My Lovin explores a vast dialogue through the collective voices of these international artists.

Running until Saturday 19 March, Opening hours: Monday – Saturday:


Opening Thursday 27th January 6pm – 9pm

Prisoner of Damp Patches

Works by April Gertler

Basement Project Space – Camden Quay, Cork

Explorations in various media including collage, drawing and photography addressing aspects of everyday life – inner dialogues, moments and details the artist sees, hears or considers as she moves through her days. The pieces in this show are a mirror of the quotidian, but taken together, they point to the larger themes running through the artist’s oeuvre: female empowerment; the meaning of time; the complex dynamics of intimate relationships; the anonymity of urban life, and also mobility and globalization.

April was artist in residence in January for the Guesthouse – part of the Cork Artist’s Collective. This is her first solo exhibition in Ireland.  For more information visit:

Additionally April is the founder of Picture Berlin, an artist residency/art academy for artists working with photography.  For more information:

Running until Thursday 10th Feb

Studio Hours: 12:00 – 17:00


Opening Wednesday 2 February 18:00

Stag and Deer present Season 2

Photographs by Maeve O’Neill

Winthrop Arcade, Winthrop Street, Cork(Adjacent to Oliver Plunkett Street across from the General Post Office)

Maeve O Neill’s work is more akin to dreaming than to documentation, offering thoughts of how we connect with the world we are situated in and how an image may work in our experience. Within this lies a detached quality which infers that the image is more than just data. What is intrinsic to her work is the inevitable, if impossible, wish to see things in totality; which is in essence to want to make a map of the world, to understand; wanting to know and critique the experience of life. For more information visit:

Supported by O’Leary’s Camera World and IADT

Running until Wednesday 9 February

Opening Hours: 11:00 –


Opening Wednesday 2 February at 19:00pm

Camden Palace Hotel in partnership with Sirius Arts CentrePresents


In celebration of the life and times of Pat Allen: 1953 – 2010

Camden Quay, Cork (across from the Opera House)

In celebration of the life and times of Pat Allen: 1953 – 2010

Photographs by Doug Dubois along with Pat’s costumes and other effects. Pat Allen was a very special part of Cork City.  Arriving at protests in outlandish costumes, he became well known in the city for illustrating in a special way the uniqueness of this creative city.

Running: Until Friday 25 February


The Tributaries  an Installation by Charlie Jouvet

Exploring pinhole photography, French photographer, Jouvet, explores portraiture in a site specific context.  Special thanks to Cork Film Centre

Running until Saturday 12 February


Running from 2 February

People of the Sea by Gilles Perrin

Hosted by iophotoworks and the Institute of French

18 St Patricks Place, Wellington Road Cork (Across from 96FM Broadcasting House, at the end of Welllington Road)

An encore exhibition of large format, black and white documentary photographs by French photographer, Gilles Perrin which focuses on people working in the maritime industry around Cork County. This is an edited selection of works from the recent exhibition held in Sirius Arts Centre and West Cork Arts Centre.

Running until Monday 28 FebruaryOpening Hours: Monday  Friday 10:00  17:00/Saturday 11:00  15:00/Sunday closed


From Sunday 23 January

Harry Moore Out and About

Quay Co-Op Restaurant, 24 Sullivans Quay, Cork City

Cork based photographer Harry Moore works extensively with pinhole photography, this exhibition reflects his feelings of Cork City where he’s lived since 1990.

“The city is compact, has a strong society and active networks in all areas of the arts, which keep me sustained here. I also enjoy the look of the city and enjoy aspects of its history is reflected in architectural features.”

Opening Hours: Monday  Saturday 9:00  21:00/Sunday: ClosedRunning until March


Opening Friday 4 February 19:00

Charlie Jouvet Geheimnisträger  The Bearers of Secrets and “The Pier”

Sirius Arts Centre  The Old Yacht Club, Cobh, County Cork

Special Guest Opening Speaker  Krzysztof Candrowicz  Director of the Lódz photography Festival and Lódz Arts Centre, Poland

Seeking out the echoes in Central Europe left behind after World War II and changes in the global consciousness of destruction, French photographer, Jouvet reveals the Geheimnisträger (Bearers of Secrets) which remain.

The Pier is a collection of images of Cobh made while Charlie Jouvet was in residency at Sirius Arts Centre in December 2009. For more information on the artist visit:

Running until Sunday 6 MarchGallery Hours: Wednesday  Friday 11:00  17:00/ Saturday & Sunday 14:00 17:00 Monday & Tuesday Closed


Opening Saturday 5 February at 19:00

Cutters – An Irish and international exhibition of collage

Curated by James GallagherWest Cork Arts Centre – North Street, Skibbereen, Co Cork

In Cutters/Cork James Gallagher, has brought together over 50 artists from all over the world to illustrate the range and depth of collage taking place today. This exhibition is the third in the Cutters series (Brooklyn in 2009, and Berlin in 2010.

Artists: Michael Bartalos, Melinda Beck, Brian Belott, Hischam Akira Bharoocha, Stephen Brandes, Paul Burgess, Dennis Busch, Hollie Chastain, Alejandro Chavetta, Cless, Barrett Cook, Liam Crockard, Valero Doval, Jesse Draxler, Tatiana Echeveri Fernandez, Erik Foss, James Gallagher, April Gertler, Jason Glasser, Eva Han, Sean Hillen, Ashkan Honarvar, Jordin Isip, Louis Johnstone, Rubén B Kowalsk, Eva Lake, Greg Lamarche, Vanessa Lemounier, Dani Leventhal, Leif Low-Beer, Max o Matic, Jeffrey Meyer, Vincent Pacheco, Melissa Paget, David Plunkert, Garrett Pruter, Kareem Rizk, Javier Rodriguez, Jenni Rope, Jason Rosenberg, Valerie Roybal, Joe Ryckebosch, Cay Schroder, Baby Smith, Kerstin Stephan, Katherin Streeter, Sergei Sviatchenko, Alejandra Villasmil, David Wallace, Jessica Williams, Oliver Wiegner, Lulu Wolf, Bill Zindel, Anthony Zinonos and Mario Zoots.

Running until 12 MarchGallery Hours: Monday  Saturday 10:00  17:00


Running until Sunday 6 February

‘From Here to There’

An exhibition of contemporary Irish and Chinese art

Curated by Fion Gunn

CIT Cork School of Music Union Quay, Cork

A collection of images which reflect the experiences of Irish artists as they absorb and are inspired by recent visits in China, along with a simultaneous look at Ireland through the lens of the Chinese artist Maleonn Ma.  Each artist brings a fresh interpretation and reading of the other’s culture and each has their work enriched and made more subtle by the experience of ‘otherness’.

Special thanks to Crawford College of Art & Design, University College Cork, Cork City Council, Cork School of Music, Don Gallery, Shanghai, China.

CIT Cork School of Music Union Quay, Cork

Opening Hours: Fridays 08.30am -22:00, Saturdays 09:00-17:00, most Sundays 09:00-17:00.

Also running until 6 FebruaryContemporary China

Wandesford Quay Gallery, Wandesford Quay, Cork (adjacent to Cork Printmakers)

Hours same as above Curated by Cheng Xixing from the Don Gallery, Shanghai in association with Ciarán Walsh and Fion Gunn. Works by: Han Feng, Huang Ling, Liu Ren, Lu Tianyang, Ni Youyu, Xiao Jiang, Zhang Xiangxi, Zhang Yunyao and XueWu Zheng.



Opening Wednesday 9 February


An Exhibition of CCAD Student PhotographyWandsford Quay Gallery, Wandsford Quay, Cork City

Photographic works from the students of CIT Crawford College of Art & Design. The students come from a diverse range of discipline within Art and Design. For some photography represents an aspect of their creative project, while for others it is the principal medium within their emerging fine art practice. START celebrates this diversity and the bridging role played by photography.  START is just the beginning.

Opening times Wed- Sat, 10am-6pm.Running until 3rd March


Artist Talks & Events

Friday 4 February 14:00pm

Polish Contemporary Photography

Krzysztof Candrowicz, Director of the Lódz International Festival of Photography PolandCrawford Art Gallery Lecture Theatre, Cork

Made possible with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland

Followed by:
“Meet the Curators”

15:30 Crawford Art Gallery Lecture Theatre, Cork

A panel discussion introducing guest curators from Europe participating in the International Portfolio Review in Cobh, County Cork, made possible with the support of Sirius Arts Centre, Culture Ireland and the Crawford Art Gallery.

Admission Free


Thursday 10 February 18:00

Artist talks with Doug Dubois, Phil Toledano and Jenny Matthews

Participating artists from the exhibition “All My Lovin”Crawford Art Gallery Lecture Theatre, Cork

Admission Free



Lighting the Edges

An Exhibition of Photographs byAnn O’Kelly

5th Saturday, February, 2011 at 2pm

The Bishopstown Library, Wilton, Cork.


Saturday and Sunday 4 & 5 February

International Photographic Portfolio Reviews

Cobh, County Cork

An opportunity for photographers to meet with Irish and international curators

Special thanks to Culture Ireland. Registration is closed.


– Rory





The Forgotten Ones … RIP Milton Rogovin


Milton Rogovin (c) Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

Via my favourite photo blog, The Online Photographer, I learnt today that the great socialist photographer, Milton Rogovin, has died. He was 101.

Rogovin took up photography after being persecuted during the McCarthy era. Says the New York Times,

Mr. Rogovin was an optometrist whose business was decimated and his children shunned after he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1958. An article published that year in The New York Times reported that friendly witnesses described him as “the chief Communist in the area.” He turned to photography because his “voice was essentially silenced,” as he once said. What followed was more than 40 years of powerfully straightforward pictures of others without voices: the poor and working class of Buffalo’s East Side and Lower West Side, Appalachia, Mexico, Chile and other countries.

A wonderful photographer, his last book was The Forgotten Ones, published in 2003.

A short film worth watching is available on youtube.

– Rory

Introducing… Pamela Condell

We thought it was about time to make a few introductions around here, so every week I’ll be interviewing another member of Cork AP  and showing you a few of their photos. Today we’re starting with Pamela Condell, sometimes known as the Deer.

– Miriam

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Name: Pamela Condell

Where are you from? Kilkenny, living in Cork.

What cameras do you use? Nikon D90, Bronica Zenza ETRS and a Nikon F75 for 35mm colour slide.

What was your very first camera? Pentax MZM

Why choose analogue photography? It trains your eye and you develop a respect for the images you create. There’s an intimacy that comes from spending time with your work, both on the field and in the darkroom. You begin to understand your work and find your own voice or thread in the films. The same discipline doesn’t come with only working in digital. Analogue is an art, a craft. Anyone can pick up a digital camera and eventually happen upon something decent, analogue is both a constant evolvement in skill and personal development.

What are your influences/inspiration and who are some of your favourite photographers? T.S Eliot and Emily Dickinson, music, film’s, Marina Abramovic, Lucien Freud and Michael Fortune the Irish visual artist. Photographers include Martin Parr, William Eggleston, Paul Graham, Joel Sternfeld, Anthony Haughey and Nobuyoshi Araki.

What would your dream photographic opportunity be like? Who/what/where would you shoot? The basements of the upper class in Ireland and the U.K.  And I’d like to be able to finish what’s started this year.

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Who’s that girl?

Untitled (2010) (c) Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman was in the news this weekend, with reviews of her current show in The GuardianThe Sunday Times, and elsewhere.

Says Simon Hattenstone in Saturdays Guardian,

I give Cindy Sherman the once-over. Then the twice- and thrice-over. I know I’m staring more than is right but I can’t help myself. I’m looking for clues. Sherman is one of the world’s leading artists – for 30 years, she has starred in all her photographs – and yet the more we see of her, the less recognisable she is.

She’s a Hitchcock heroine, a busty Monroe, an abuse victim, a terrified centrefold, a corpse, a Caravaggio, a Botticelli, a mutilated hermaphrodite sex doll, a man in a balaclava, a surgically-enhanced Hamptons type, a cowgirl, a desperate clown, and we’ve barely started.

Read the full interview here

If you happen to find yourself in London between now and Feb 19th, the Sprüth Magers gallery (7A Grafton Street, W1S 4EJ) would be well worth seeking out.

– Rory

More Vivian Maier

Self Portrait (c) Vivian Maier

Came across a video on John Maloof, the man who has bought and is scanning over 100,000 Vivian Maier negatives (thanks to Gary!). The short video tells the story of how John came into possession of the negatives (he bought them in an auction), and how he discovered what he had bought. Big kudos to Mr. Maloof for realising  the importance of what he has discovered (and I don’t mean the monetary value, although that is evidently increasing rapidly), and for doing the right thing in terms of attempting to archive this huge body of work.

You can see the video here.

John Maloof’s Vivian Maier website is here

(c) Vivian Maier

(c) Vivian Maier

– Rory

Vivian Maier


(c) Vivian Maier

This story has turned up at various places around the internet this week. Vivian Maier was born in New York in 1926, and on days off work would stroll around the streets of New York taking pictures. Some 100,000+ frames of negatives have been found, many of which she has never seen printed herself. The story of how they were found, and what is happening to them can be read at the New York Times blog here.

– Rory

ADDENDUM: Best place to read more about Vivian Maier is on the blog page set up by John Maloof, who seems to have acquired most of her negatives, here.

About the find, he says

I acquired Vivian’s negatives while at a furniture and antique auction. From what I know, the auction house acquired her belongings from her storage locker that was sold off due to delinquent payments.

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 36,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.


In 2010, there were 92 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 228 posts. There were 257 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 46mb. That’s about 5 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was October 28th with 330 views. The most popular post that day was A Short History of Photography at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery Week 1.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for daguerre, daguerreotype, mathew brady, david lachapelle, and silk cut.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


A Short History of Photography at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery Week 1 October 2009


A Short History of Photography at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Week 3 October 2009


A Short History of Photography at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery Week 2 October 2009


Irving Penn October 2009


August Sander, The Father of Street Photography June 2010
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The above summary was emailed from wordpress, which our blog is hosted on. Thanks to all our readers and all the best for 2011. Take lotsa photos!


– Rory