Mayor opens Visions of Africa photography exhibition

Published 09/06/2010 | 10:40

VISIONS of Africa, a photography exhibition, was launched by Mayor of Kerry Bobby O'Connell at 11am on Tuesday morning at the local library. The exhibition will run there until Friday, June 18.

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Apparently, this is an annual event in some parts of the county: but a first for Castleisland. The exhibition features 30 striking images which portray a positive image of rural and urban Africa by amateur and professional photographers. The winning images were selected by seven judges from over a hundred and sixty-six entries in a five hour selection session. The panel comprised of three Irish judges, and four from Africa.

The Irish judges were Rory Kirby, a TV/film producer/director and an accomplished photographer, Dr Muiris Ó Laoire, a senior lecturer in the Department of Humanities at the Institute of Technology, Tralee, and Mike Foley, photography and festival co-coordinator for Samhlaiocht and the Kerry Film Festival. The African judges were Naima Sharif Osman, a qualified nurse from Somalia, Barny Hassan, a second year student in Business Studies at the Institute of Technology, Tralee, Abdurrahman Ame, a TIRC (Tralee International Resource Centre) volunteer from Ethiopia and Zola Nanizaya, also from TIRC and is from Uganda.

The exhibition is organised by KADE and Clubhead-bangbang as part of National Africa Day celebrations and is funded by Irish Aid.

For further information contact KADE on (066) 7181358 or

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