Sunday, October 3, 2010

Photography award


Berenice Abbott was a photographer of great accomplishment. She began her career as an assistant to Man Ray and became known mostly for her documentary work of New York City in the 1930s. Berenice was also a  portrait photographer, an educator, an inventor, and a writer.  She believed that all photographers should have personal projects that they are passionate  about, no matter what the subject matter.

Mike O’Toole is one of Irelands most accomplished photographers .He lectures part time on the BA(Hons) in photography at
IADT and is passionate about teaching photography.He graduated from The University of Westminister where he received an MA
in photographic studies. He has shown his work at The Art directors club of New York and in exhibitions in London, Barcelona and
Paris . His work has been commissioned by Conde Nast Traveller and The Washington Post and has won several international
awards including a Silver at the Aop, Archive, Communication Arts and the International Photographers Awards. In July 2010 he was
a speaker at the Seminar:New Frontiers, New Territories,Photography in Contemporary Spain at the Instituto Cervantes Dublin. 

His project which looks at how children are mostly indoors The Shrinking Horizons of Childhood received an Honorable mention in the 2010 Bernice Abbott photography awards.        
He works out of his studio at RUARED in Dublin.

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