Since opening night of the MFA Photography exhibition back in June, it's been a busy few weeks! Since then I have had work shown in a group show which took place in Dublin that was part of the PhotoIreland Festival. The same show, 'Close To Home' is returning back to Belfast to be part of the Belfast Photo Festival in August. It's so exciting to see two great photography festivals taking place in Ireland, providing such a fantastic opportunity to showcase local talent and also a wonderful opportunity to be inspired by the work of other photographers from different parts of the world. By the way, the 'Close To Home' exhibition will take place at the King Street Arts Gallery. Opening night is Thursday 4th August at 5pm, with the exhibition continuing through to the 14th August.
Also, as part of the Belfast Photo Festival, I have been invited to speak at a couple of events. Both are taking place on the 12th August. At one event I will be discussing my dissertation which I completed as part of my studies for my MFA in Photography and at the other I will be "showing" and "telling" about my 'Beautiful Dawn' series.
At the start of July I headed over to the Eastern European Bible College to led a three day photography workshop which formed part of the College's overall media training. The EEBC is based in Oradea in western Romania, just across the Hungarian Boarder. It was a good experience to teach within a different cultural context, feeling I was able to offer some fresh perspectives on composition, story and creativity.
I'm starting to think about what might be next - what my next photographic project might be. I have had some very interesting and encouraging initial conversations with different key people and have a research and fact finding trip planned for later in the year. I don't want to say too much at this early stage but hopefully very soon my next photographic journey will be commencing - exciting!! :)