Subtext & Discourse

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episode 33: Ángel Luis González, founding director of PhotoIreland | EP33 Subtext & Discourse


Ángel Luis González is the director of PhotoIreland, an independent organisation dedicated to stimulating a critical dialogue around Photography in Ireland and to internationally promoting the work of Irish-based artists. He won the David Manley Entrepreneur Award in 2011 for the PhotoIreland Festival project. In 2011, he launched ‘The Library Project’, a public resource library of photobooks, holding in excess of 3000 items from more than 300 publishers worldwide.

The Library Project also gives name to Ireland’s Art Bookshop, a unique space in Dublin’s city centre, offering the photobook collection, an eclectic bookshop, and a productive gallery programme. He has been a portfolio reviewer at events such as Les Rencontres d’Arles, Format Derby, PhotoEspaña, and The Triennial of Photography Hamburg. He is responsible for books such as Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade, New Irish Works, and the ongoing TLP Editions. He contributed to Landskrona Foto 2016, focused on Photography in Ireland, and he is an invited lecturer at university programmes, such as the Fine Art Photography Master at IED Madrid.

In 2019, he launched the public-facing project entitled ‘The Museum of Contemporary Photography of Ireland’ with its first instalment running 1-31 July as a 2000 m2 exhibition space, enquiring about Museums and Photography. The project will run every year during July as part of PhotoIreland Festival, until it becomes a fully fledged museum space. More recently, he developed OVER Journal, a new critical journal of Photography and Visual Culture for the 21st century, which was launched during PhotoIreland Festival 2020.

Interview with Ángel Luis González recorded by Michael Dooney on 31. July 2020 with Squadcast.fm between Berlin, Germany and Dublin, Ireland.

Portrait photo by Matthew Thompson

NOTES
  • Full Episode Transcript (online soon)
  • PhotoIreland
    • Official Website
    • Open calls, awards, and other opportunities
    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    • Linkedin
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  • PhotoIreland Festival
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    • PhotoIreland 2020 ON XFF
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  • OVER Journal
    • Official Website
    • Open calls and submissions
    • Facebook
    • Instagram
  • The Library Project for Visual Culture & Critical Thinking
    • Official Website
    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    • Twitter

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