Alan Phelan
Ana Núñez Rodríguez
April Gertler
Bryony Dunne
Dániel Szalai
Deirdre O’Mahony
Fiona Hallinan
Gê Viana
Greta Alfaro
Hans van der Meer
Hertta Kiiski
Jennie Moran
Jennifer Mehigan
Kevin Gaffney
Ksenia Yurkova
Lana May Fleming
Mary Lelo Thebe
Mathieu Asselin
Róisín White
Sheng-Wen Lo
The Center for Genomic Gastronomy
Vicki Thornton
Viktoria Schmid

Main Exhibitions

Taking its cue from current conflicts and affairs, the festival generates a discussion around complex social and global issues,  For the month of July, PhotoIreland brings together a programme presenting traditional and contemporary lens-based practices, alongside film and performance, serving a cornucopia of engaging and relevant material — with many works never seen before in Ireland. We look at topics ranging from hospitality to colonisation, from hunger to overconsumption, trauma to technology, ethics to ideologies, to sustainability, and even surveillance capitalism.

The programme does not claim an all-encompassing representation of food related issues, but is intended as a way to invoke specific questions, ideas, and research; it brings forth questions and considerations towards conscious and informed consumption. We invite the audience to take a seat at our table and join the conversation on the politics and poetics of food.

Visitors will be able to visit in-person a double-commission Milky Way launching in Project Arts Centre 1-4 July. It will then relocate to Rathfarnham Castle to join the main group exhibition Bite the Hand That Feeds You, opening from the 5th July. In The Library Project, audiences will find the site-specific installation for Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation and a chance to visit The Reading Room.


Image from Unleash Your Herd’s Potential by Dániel Szalai.


Dublin City Council

OPW The Office of Public Works

Frame Finland

Mondriaan Fund

Alliance Francaise Dublin

Project Arts Centre


GUP Magazine


Aesthetica MagazinetAesthetica Magazine

RTE Supporting The Arts

Bite the Hand that Feeds You



Published on the occasion of the twelfth edition of PhotoIreland Festival, this limited edition publication will present a record and reflection of the month-long programme of events. In addition, readers will find exclusive texts and work, expanding on the conversations had during the festival. We invited a number of contributors to reflect on the theme of the festival and some of the artists presented.

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