Kilkenny Photographic Society Camera Creatives at MacDonagh Junction

The Kilkenny Photographic Society (KPS) is delighted to announce its 37th annual exhibition taking place August 5-14, during Alternative Kilkenny Arts (AKA). The exhibition, open daily from 9.30am to 7.00pm, is hosted by MacDonagh Junction who have kindly provided the society with exhibition space.

The exhibition will be officially opened by Mayor David Fitzgerald on Friday, August 5, at 7 p.m. After a two-year absence due to Covid, the members are keen to exhibit their work and the exhibition will showcase the diversity of styles and creativity that distinguishes the work of Kilkenny’s talented photographers.

Also on display will be the company’s panels for SACC and national club competitions. Two of the KPS members have received accolades during the Covid period: Matt Whitby was granted his License (LIPF) and Bernie Kelly was granted Associate Status (AIPF) by the Irish Photographic Federation. Their marvelous panels of prints will be exhibited in the living room.

Members who have received distinctions from the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) will also display their certificates. The exhibition will appeal to members of the public, local organizations as well as tourists and those interested in arts, culture and photography. There will be a wide range of photographic genres including flora/fauna, travel, landscapes, seascapes, portraiture, architecture and street photography.

The Kilkenny Photographic Society was started in 1983 by a small group of friends after attending evening classes. Today the society has over 60 members who meet weekly at the Pembroke Hotel where members enjoy a varied program of activities including guest speakers, workshops, exhibits, outings and more.

The purpose of the society was and still is to serve its members by encouraging the development of their photographic skills through education, exhibitions and workshops; building friendships with others who love photography and sharing the group’s talents with individuals and the local community. This year’s exhibition features the work of 39 members, including new members exhibiting for the first time.

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Michael E. Marquez