// Groundbreaking exhibition of Father Browne’s Greatest Photographs comes to Farmleigh Gallery on 23 October // Frank Browne took his first photographs during a European tour in 1897, just before joining the Jesuits. These pictures convey something of the remarkable talent of a man who was to emerge as the most significant Irish photographer in the first half of the twentieth century. In 1912 his Titanic photographs brought international fame and by 1916 he was a WW1 chaplain to the Irish Guards. In 1921 took his final vows and still suffering from war wounds he went to Australia to recuperate and made a superb series of photographs of life in that country. On his return to Ireland he continued to record aspects of Irish ways of life both personal and corporate which, when added to his pictures in South Africa, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Spain and England constitute a fascinating interpretation of a rapidly evolving world. He was active in the photo-exhibition world and wrote articles for “The Kodak Magazine”. During this time he made 41,500 negatives. He died in 1960 and his work was largely forgotten. In 1985 Fr. EE O’Donnell SJ. came upon the trunk containing the negatives and quickly recognised that the pictures were exceptional but in many cases were deteriorating. This necessitated urgent action to conserve, duplicate and catalogue the entire collection. Edwin and David Davison of Davison and Associates carried out this work and now market the collection worldwide.For twenty-five years they have believed that a definitive publication of Browne’s finest artistic works selected for their intrinsic merit alone would bring the photographer’s work to a worldwide audience. All these images have been re-mastered to print at a quality not possible twenty-five years ago and do justice to Browne’s marvellous photographs.These pictures form the basis of this exhibition, which in conjunction with the Yale University Press publication, “Frank Browne, A Life Through the Lens”, will position him in his rightful place as one of the twentieth centuries great photographers //
The SACC are holding a distinction workshop for LIPF applicants on the morning of November 1st with our very own IPF Distinctions Chairman Mark Sedgwick providing his expert advise.
For more information, pricing & booking, please click through to SACC website.
SACC Presents – LIPF Distinction Workshop sacc.ie The SACC are delighted to announce that they are holding a distinction workshop on Saturday November 1st from 10am-1pm at the Horse & Jockey Hotel (close to Thurles). This workshop is aimed at those working towards a licentiateship distinction with the Irish Photographic Federation. We're honoure…
Details of the print sale and how to donate prints and/or funds in aid of Morgan O'Neill now available on the SACC website!
Bring : Buy : Donate – Morgan O’Neill Fund sacc.ie The SACC is holding a print sale on Saturday November 1st from 2pm-6pm at the Horse and Jockey Hotel, Co. Tipperary with all proceeds going to our friend Morgan O'Neill. Bring If you would like to bring a print (framed or mounted) along for us to sell, simply arrive at any point between 9.30am-5pm o…
The 32nd Irish Photographic Federation’s National Audio Visual Championships & 2nd All Ireland Competition organised by the Irish Photographic Federation’s Audio Visual Group Committee and hosted by the East Leinster Audio Visual Group will be held on Saturday, 18th & Sunday, 19th October, 2014 at Áras Chrónáin Ionad Cultúrtha, Watery Lane, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.
IPF AV Finals – Oct 18th & 19th – Update irishphoto.ie The 32nd Irish Photographic Federation’s National Audio Visual Championships & 2nd All Ireland Competition organised by the Irish Photographic Federation’s Audio Visual Group Committee and hosted by the East Leinster Audio Visual Group will be held on Saturday, 18th & Sunday, 19th October, 2014 at Á…
Many thanks to all those clubs have responded already to confirm they are taking part. We appear to be on track for a record entry.
This message is a final call for entries for the 2014 IPF National Shield Club competition. It will be held on the 8th of November and will be hosted by Malahide Camera Club.
At this point, we are looking for member clubs who are likely to participate to send a message to Joe Doyle, Shield Co-Ordinator with that information. Joe can be reached through the contact page on our website by choosing 'IPF Shield Competition' from drop-down list.
Regrettably due to the logistics of organising the display boards, entries cannot be accepted after the 18th, so please get your club name into Joe by Saturday!