About us

The Gallery:

Situated in the beautiful surrounds of Fitzgerald Park, Cork Photo Gallery features works by emerging visual artists. With engaging exhibitions showcasing contemporary works, historic archives, digital media and more; there is always something to be inspired by.

Cork Photo works collaboratively on projects and bespoke commissions. We partner with unique workshop providers to deliver an exciting array of creative workshops. We also host gallery takeovers with Irish based arts organisations, providing a platform  to experience the wealth of emerging homegrown talents.

The Festival:

The festival began in 2014 as an artist led initiative, highlighting local photographers in venues across Cork City. The open theme and inclusive approach adopted in the first year continues, allowing everyone to take part. We embrace experimentation and encourage viewers to seek out and explore. The Cork Photo team curates exhibitions by both local and international artists. We bring together independent galleries, arts organisations, individuals and collectives all wishing to exhibit and celebrate photography.

From 2018 the festival is biennial, taking place during April. You can check out the current programme here.

Photobook Library:

The Cork Photo library is a non circulating reference library of photographic publications. Featuring a wide range of traditionally published and self published photobooks, magazines, exhibition catalogues, zines and books exploring photographic theory.

Every exhibition you see workshop you attend and purchase you make helps us to grow. We take pride in providing engaging experiences, opportunities for learning and support to local artists. We are a volunteer led organisation and you can find out how to get involved here.

 

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