Kilkenny Photographic Society – KPS is delighted to announce its 34th Annual Exhibition which will take place at MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, Hebron Road, Kilkenny during the Kilkenny Arts Festival from the 11th to 20th, Aug, 2017.

The exhibition opening times are as follows:

Mon-Wed 10am-6pm

Thur-Fri 10am-9pm,

Sat 10am-6pm,

Sun 12am-5pm.

The exhibition will take place in the unit beside Quigley’s, located in the Workhouse Square event space. The exhibition will be officially launched by The Irish Photographic Federation’s newly elected President, Dominic Reddin, on Friday the 11th of August at 7.00pm. Light refreshments will be served and our annual Photographer Of The Year competition [POTY] award ceremony will also take place.


This years exhibition will see 56 members of all ages and levels of ability participating. The exhibition reflects the hard work and dedication of the society members and we are delighted that many of our new members who have joined this year are featuring for the first time in our annual Exhibition. The visitor will see a wide diversity of photography from flora to fauna, local landmarks in all seasons, travel, landscapes, seascapes and much more including both traditional and newer digital art forms.

During 2016 and 2017 no less than nine of our members received distinctions from the Irish Photographic Federation. Those being:

Mary A. Hickey LIPF

Bernadette Marnell LIPF

Pauline O’Brien LIPF, LRPS

Eugene Canning LIPF

Andy Magan LIPF

Dan Ryan LIPF

Patrick Quinn LIPF

Ned Mahon AIPF

Mark Desmond AIPF. 

Their distinction panels we be on display on the top floor of our exhibition space. Also on display will be our winning prints from competitions during 2016 & 2017 seasons. The winners of the Transition Year Photography Competition will aso be on display.


The Exhibition is intended to appeal to a wide audience, members of the public, schools and organisations, as well as tourists and people with an interest in the arts, culture and especially photography.

Kevin A Logan was a member of Kilkenny Photographic Society since he arrived from New York in early 2000. He was a still life, professional photographer, studied at Stony Brook University New York and worked for many of the top agencies in the city and eventually became staff photographer at Tiffany and Co . He eventually set up his own studio. Kevin won many advertising awards for his work and his sister Deirdre said that; ” He was wildly successful in the advertising photography field”. When Kevin decided to call it a day in New York City he came to Ireland and
settled for about 9 years in Kilkenny where he wanted to pursue his career as Photographic artist, specialising in magnificent panoramic landscape photographs of Ireland. As well as Kilkenny he lived in Clonakilty and Donegal.

During the 34th Annual Exhibition we will show a small selection of his photographic talents from college work, advertising work along with some of his splendid panoramic photos , donated to this years exhibition by some of his friends here in Kilkenny. Kevin A Logan passed away this year and will be sadly missed by everyone that was lucky to have known him.

For further details about the exhibition and Kilkenny Photographic Society events please visit:

web: http://kilkennyphoto.net  and  facebook :www.facebook.com/kilkennyphoto/

Exhibition Information:
Title: Kilkenny Photographic Society 34th Annual Photography Exhibition 2017.
Exhibition dates: 11th Aug 2017 To 20th Aug 2017.
Address: MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, WorkHouse Event Space, Hebron Road, Kilkenny City.
Opening Times:
Mon-Wed 10:00am-6:00pm, Thur-Fri 10:00am-9pm,
Sat 10:00am-6:00pm, Sun 12:am-5:00pm.
Admission: Free.

On Behalf Of Kilkenny Photographic Society
Mark Desmond KPS P.R.O

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