Dundalk Photographic Society annual photo show
As another successful season draws to a close, Dundalk Photographic Society members have all eyes on their Annual Exhibition in Basement Gallery at the Tain Arts Centre. This exhibition, which opens on Friday night and runs until April 28th, gives an opportunity for members to present their best work and also gives the viewing public an opportunity to enjoy the talents of some nationally and internationally renowned local photographers.
The exhibition also serves as a competition of sorts as an International Judge chooses their favourite images in a number of categories with their favourite image winning the accolade of 'Image of the Year'. This year the judge is the esteemed UK creative photographer Vicki-Lea Boulter. Vicki specialises in Digital Art and Portraiture and Dundalk Photographic Society are very honoured to have her join them on her first visit to Ireland.
The club have also recently held their Photographer of the Year competition. In the non advanced section Barry Kieran won the Mono Photographer of the Year and Pete Rowland won the Colour Photographer of the Year and also won the title of non advanced Photographer of the Year.
In the intermediate section Ger Lyons won the Mono Photographer of the Year, Mark English won the Colour Photographer of the Year and Simon Mullen won the title of Intermediate Photographer of the Year.
And finally in the senior section Arthur Carron won the Mono Photographer of the Year and Dave Martin won the Colour Photographer of the Year. David Martin also lifted the crown of Dundalk Photographic Society overall Photographer of the Year for the second year running, his 4th title in total. Congrats to all who reached the final and the eventual winners in each section.
Dundalk Photographic Society also have an iron firmly in the fire on the International scene. Following on from winning the 2017 Photographic Society of America International Inter Club Projected Image Competition, the first Irish club to have won this prestigious title, they are leading the competition going into the final round and hopes are high that they can replicate the success of last year.