MEET THE TEAM 2018

IrishLight is a unique event for people who have a love of landscape photography. Amateurs and professionals alike.  The festival aims to create an inspiring series of events and workshops that draw the best professional Irish based landscape photographers together, bring international photographers to Ireland while also mobilising the amazing enthusiastic talent that exists both here and abroad.

Rachael Talibart

Rachael Talibart

Rachael Talibart is a fine art outdoor photographer with a particular interest in coastal locations. Her images are regularly published in books and magazines, both print and online, are often exhibited in the UK and abroad and appear in private collections both in the UK and the USA. Some of Rachael's many awards Black and White Photographer of the Year 2018 :: Classic View winner, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017 (also LEE Filters prize, two judges awards and a commended) :: Sunday Times Magazine Award, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016 (also a Highly Commended and a Commended) :: Shortlisted (pro portfolio landscape) in Sony World Photo Awards 2018.

Rohan Reilly

Rohan Reilly

Rohan Reilly is a fine art landscape Photographer based in Baltimore, Cork, Ireland. In his photography, Rohan Reilly strives for uncluttered simple compositions where his subjects are isolated from distracting surroundings. He uses long exposures to emphasize subjects by smoothing out water and skies. He likes to work in Black and White to simplify and abstract scenes but also to let the composition, textures, tones and details breathe. In 2018 Rohan won 2nd place Sony World Photography Awards in professional Landscape Category.  

Daragh Muldowney

Daragh Muldowney

Specialising in fine art photography projects Daragh Muldowney has exhibited his work both in Ireland and internationally. His collection 'Jewellery Box - Ireland's Hidden Gems' exhibited in Ireland and to 5 cities in the USA, Mexico City, Berlin and Dubai with the support of Culture Ireland and the Department of Foreign Affairs. His 'Out of Thin Air' collection and photobook received wonderful acclaim and the 2015 FEP European Photobook of the year award in the landscape category. Daragh spent several weeks at the Lake Baikal, Siberia this winter and will be presenting some new exciting work @ the Big Day event.

Peter Gordon

Peter Gordon

Peter Gordon is primarily a landscape and travel photographer, but loves all things photography. In 2013 Peter was awarded European Photographer of the Year by the Federation of European Photographers, as well as winning a European Reportage Golden Camera. In 2013 and 2014 Peter was also awarded Irish Professional Photographer of the Year, Landscape Photographer of the Year and Pictorial & Travel Photographer of the Year by the Irish Professional Photographers Association.

Norman McCloskey

Norman McCloskey

Norman McCloskey is a professional photographer based in Kenmare, Co. Kerry. His passion and specialty is landscape photography. He has been making images of the Kerry and West Cork landscape and beyond since 1992, primarily producing monochrome images but lately developing a growing body of colour work. Norman run's a beautiful gallery in Kenmare and has also published a unique collection of Kerry landscapes entitled, 'Parklight'.

George Karbus

George Karbus

When George Karbus arrived in Ireland 11 years ago, he was armed with a true love of the ocean that belied his land-locked upbringing in the Czech Republic. He funded his first professional camera by working as a porter in a Galway hotel and from that point dedicated himself fully and completely to photographing Ireland’s emerald coastline. It certainly paid off and in 2009 he was awarded the Nature’s Best Photography Award, one of the most prestigious and world-recognised photography accolades.

Peter Cox

Peter Cox

Peter Cox is a landscape photographer and educator working and living in the wilds of Ireland. Using a combination of artistic vision and technical mastery, he creates images that communicate his love for the landscape directly to the viewer by evoking the emotion of the scene. Recognised as one of the premier landscape photographers in Ireland and abroad, Peter Cox has won the national Irish Landscape Photographer of the Year in 2007.

Michael McLaughlin

Michael McLaughlin

Michael McLaughlin is an Award Winning Commercial and Fine Art photographer. Based in the beautiful town of Westport, Co Mayo on the coast of the wild Atlantic west of Ireland, Michael has been a Professional Commercial Photographer since 1999. He is a member of the Irish Professional Photographers Associations and Press Photographers Association and holds an Associate qualification with The IPPA. Michael has won many National and international Awards over the last few years, in 2016 he won The Bronze Camera for Landscape in the Photographer of the Year awards - Federation of European Photographers (FEP) and was the national Irish Landscape Photographer of the Year in 2016. 

 
 
 

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