Launch 6 pm Thu 2 May

The Library Project
4 Temple Bar Street, Dublin 2

Join us for the exhibition opening of a remarkable new body of work by Luis Alberto Rodriguez at The Library Project, and the announcement of the Futures Irish Talent 2019. The event will mark the launch of the 10th edition of PhotoIreland Festival 2019.


Coinciding with the launch of the latest body of work of Futures artist Luis Alberto Rodriguez, join us for a celebratory evening when PhotoIreland Festival will announce the names of 5 Irish photographers that will join the photographic platform Futures in 2019. The selected photographers will be showcased at Unseen Amsterdam 19-22 September, and will join the platform’s online activities.

These 5 and other 50 artists, proposed by the platform members in 2019, will join a repository of artists selected in 2018, amongst whom are Irish photographers Barry W Hughes, Roisin White, Ciaran Og Arnold, Miriam O’Connor, and Jamin Keogh.

Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme, and involving 12 European members across the continent, Futures is a photography platform that pools the resources and talent programmes of leading photography institutions across Europe, in order to increase the capacity, mobility and visibility of its selected artists. By bringing together a wealth of resources and curatorial expertise, each talent selected by the Futures members gains access to an unprecedented network of professionals, markets and audiences.

In 2019 the members are the British Journal of Photography (UK), CAMERA (IT), Hyères Festival (FR), FOMU (BE), Fotofestiwal Lodz (PL), Photo Espana (ES), PhotoIreland (IR), Photo Romania Festival (RO), Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center (HU), Triennial of Photography Hamburg (DE), the Calvert Journal (UK) and Unseen Foundation (NL).

Every year, Futures organises a series of events across Europe within each of its member countries, they are all brought together at the Futures event at Unseen Amsterdam.

The full programme for Unseen Amsterdam 2019 and the extent of our participation will be announced by May. The artists will be announced alongside the launch of The People of the Mud by Luis Alberto Rodriguez – created as part of a residency organised by Futures and PhotoIreland Festival in 2018 at Cow House Studios, Wexford.

Find out more about Futures in our news archive and in this article by Aidan Dunne in The Irish Times, PhotoIreland takes trans-European express to the future. Also, online at: