The PhotoIreland Festival is Irelands first international festival of Photography and Image Culture.
First run in 2010, the festival takes place in the cultural hub of Dublin's TempleBar 1-31 July 2014 with the PhotoIreland street market on the 5-6 July. This years Festival will focus on how photography and images are used to create and disseminate meaning.
On display this year is a project by Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Briggen whose project tells the story of the 2014 winter olypic games, held in Sochi, Russia. With the games taking placein a region of strong contrasts, with conflict looming close in Abkhazia and North Ossetia and Chechnyaseperated only by the Caucasses, the photographers have created the incredible 'Sochi Project'.
This years festival headline is titled 'Truths, Facts, Fictions, Lies.' and will feature projects from 24 Photographers. The Festival also marks an opportunity for emerging artists worldwide to highlight new photographic projects and meet withinternational experts. The team of reviewers this year will select one project which will be offered as a solo exhibition
in PhotoIreland Festival 2015.
The Festival will also mark the first time that the outcome of the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards will be presentedin Ireland. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy 30 shortlisted books and 2 winners. The Fotobook Kassel Dummy Award will also
be awarded at this years festival with last years shortlisted books on display during the festival.
For more, view the PhotoIreland website