The Moderns

  October 2010 –
February 2011

From the exhibition “The moderns”. © John Hinde: Collecting Turf from the bog, Conemara, Co. Galway, Ireland 1965-70

The Gallery of Photography curated the photographic elements for “The moderns” exhibition and publication. The exhibition was held at the Irish Museum of Modern Art from October 10th 2010 until February 13th 2011.

Featured photographers were:


Bill Doyle:

Bill Doyle is one of Ireland's best-loved photographers. His work has a lightness of touch, a warmth and humour that has earned him the title "Ireland's Cartier-Bresson". Bill was born in Dublin in 1926 and has lived here all his life. From an early age Bill was involved in photography, but it wasn't until after he won the Daily Telegraph Magazine Photographer of the Year Award in London in 1967, that he took up freelance photography as a fulltime career. He won this for a collection of photographs of the Aran Islands, many of which were included in the major retrospectiove held in the Gallery of Photography in 2007 and which toured to Ennis and to Inis Oirr in 2008. Doyle has won numerous awards and has exhibited his work in Japan, Germany, England, Australia and the USA. His books include The Aran Islands, Images of Dublin - A Time Remebered and Bill Doyle's Ireland.

From the exhibition “The moderns”. © Bill Doyle: From the series “Island Funeral, Inis Oirr” 1964; Giclée prints, 2010.


George Bernard Shaw:

Photography – Giclée print on fine art paper 2010Collection The Estate of Bernard Shaw, London School of Economics, Collection of the National Trust

From the exhibition “The moderns”. ©  George Bernard Shaw: “Interior beside Sigismund de Strobl bust, shaking head” c.1930.


J.J. Clarke:

J.J. Clarke                    (b. 1879 - d.1961) Panhard car turning off St. Stephen's Green onto Kildare Street, c. 1901 Photography – Giclée print on fine art paper J.J. Clarke CollectionCourtesy of the National Library of Ireland (National Photographic Archive)

From the exhibition “The moderns”. © J.J. Clarke: ” Panhard car turning off St Stephen’s Green onto Kildare Street, Dublin, c. 1901; Giclée print, 2010.


John Hinde:

From the exhibition "The moderns". © John Hinde: "Terminal Building, Dublin Airport Ireland" 1965-70

From the exhibition “The moderns”. © John Hinde: “Terminal Building, Dublin Airport Ireland” 1965-70.