PhotoIreland Festival 2023: R/evolutions

Identity for the The 14th edition of PhotoIreland Festival: R/evolutions.

PhotoIreland Festival 2023 launched on Friday 30th July returning to The Printworks in Dublin Castle, where PhotoIreland first launched their public-facing research project, the Museum of Contemporary Photography of Ireland, back in 2019. The interlinked and collaboratively conceived two main exhibitions are organised by international curators Catherine E. McKinley and Renée Mussai, with artists Aida Silvestri, Atong Atem, Bernice Mulenga, Frida Orupabo, Heather Agyepong, Hélène Amouzou, Lola Flash, Mónica de Miranda, Phoebe Boswell, Sethembile Mzesane, Silvia Rosi, and Zanele Muholi.

Artist Ethel-Ruth Tawe delved into Ben Krewinkel’s Africa in the Photobook and Rubén H. Bermúdez presented a solo show around his book And you, why are you black?

This edition saw the return of the festival’s summer art book fair, first launched in July 2011, now renamed and rebranded as Tsundoku, and the launch of a new mentorship programme entitled RELAY, featuring artists E the Artist (Daranijoh Sanni), Samantha Brown, and Tobi Balogun, mentored by Alice Rekab.

Vibrant, friendly, all-inclusive: PhotoIreland Festival is a festival for all to enjoy.

Main image: Atong Atem, Dust, commissioned by Catherine McKinley for PhotoIreland Festival 2023. Courtesy of the Artist.