Photography Archive festival to hit Kinsale for the first time this weekend

A brand new photography festival is set to hit Kinsale this weekend.

‘The Big Picture 2022′ will show highlights from the photographic archives of the Irish Examiner through the years, with organisers hoping it will become an annual event.

Images of John F Kennedy’s visit to Ireland, the Buttevant Rail Disaster and Michael Collins’ funeral will be on display among many others from midday on Saturday at the Temperance Hall.

The event is being organised by the Press Photographers Association of Ireland (PPAI) and the venue will also host the Press Photographer of the Year exhibition of more than 100 well known photographs that tell Ireland’s stories of 2021.

Speaking about the festival, Dan Linehan, Chief Photographer at the Irish Examiner and PPAI committee member said:

“A huge range of photographs, both past and present are certain to evoke memories and emotions from anyone coming to Big Picture 2022. In the age of the smartphone, the skill of professional press photographers is still vital and can be seen in Kinsale at the weekend.”

The PPAI Covid Collection will also be displayed publicly for the first time as a reminder of some of the impactful moments of the worst times of the pandemic in Ireland.

Other speakers during the weekend include Frank Miller, former Irish Times photographer and pictures editor who will deliver a presentation in images of the journey from film to digital with some of his most memorable photographs with some technology insights.

Free tickets are available on EventBrite.


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