Alen MacWeeney

Born in Dublin, Alen MacWeeney began his career in Paris at twenty, as Richard Avedon’s assistant. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, including The New Yorker, LIFE, House & Garden, Vogue, Travel + Leisure, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, Smithsonian, The New York Times Magazine, GEO, Aperture, PEN, Camera International, and American Photographer.

His photographs are in the permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the George Eastman House, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and others.

His books demonstrate artistry with interiors (Charleston: a Bloomsbury House and Garden; The Home of the Surrealists), countrysides (Stone Walls & Fabled Landscapes), portraits (Irish Travellers: Tinkers No More; Bloomsbury Reflections), and inner lives (Spaces for Silence).

MacWeeney’s work is distinguished by the painterly way he unveils the character of his subject through a wide range of emotion, from humor to drama. His portraiture is direct and apparently simple, his compositional touch and use of light complex. The camera never gets in the way, allowing a rare calm, a thoughtful repose, to enter each picture.

In 2001 MacWeeney directed a feature-length documentary, Traveller, which was broadcast on RTE and BBC-TV.

He is the exclusive photographer for custom publisher Hammond Editions.

Ivor Prickett

Having studied documentary photography at Newport University in Wales, Ivor began his career as a freelance photographer in London. With a particular interest in the aftermath of war and its humanitarian consequences, his early projects focused on issues throughout the Balkans. In 2009 he relocated to the Middle East from where he documented the ‘Arab Spring’ uprisings in Egypt and Libya, working simultaneously on editorial assignments and his own long term projects. Currently based in Istanbul, Ivor continues to work extensively throughout the Levant and Turkey. For much of the 2014 and 2015 he has been documenting the Syrian refugee crisis in the region as well as Europe, working closely in collaboration with UNHCR.

His work has been recognised through a number of prestigious awards including The Ian Parry Scholarship in 2007 and The National Portrait Gallery Taylor Wessing prize in 2015. In 2011 he was named by both Foam Talent and PDN 30 as a photographer to watch and was also selected to participate on the World Press Photo masterclass.

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