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PhotoIreland Festival 2010

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PhotoIreland Festival 2010

Time: July 1, 2010 to July 11, 2010
Location: Dublin
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Phone: +353876856169
Event Type: festival
Organized By: PhotoIreland Festival
Latest Activity: Jun 26, 2010

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Event Description

Ireland's first International Festival of Photography & Visual Culture. The art of photography will be celebrated at more than 30 venues in Dublin next month, with exhibitions of old and new work. It aims to become Ireland’s International Festival for Photography. It will showcase the work of those photographers and artists, national and international, whose critical practice goes from a traditional approach to the medium, to those who question its technical and ideological boundaries, but whose work help us to understand this ever present medium.

PhotoIreland concentrates on the endless varieties of contemporary photography, but it also harks back to earlier days in photographic history. There is an exhibition of photographs produced by the Lumiere Brothers, the inventors of cinema who also pioneered autochrome, a remarkably effective, painterly technique for making colour photographs using potato starch; and another featuring the work of Eadweard Muybridge, whose time-lapse photographs of horses in motion transformed our understanding of how horses gallop (never with all four legs off the ground, as had been presumed). That show, The Invention of Motion and Colour Photography , presented by Mondrian’s Room, is at 15 St Stephen’s Green.

See 'Events' section for info on The Invention of Motion and Colour Photography exhibition, and the offical website for further details of the Festival's programme/workshops.

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