Mark Walsh is a lens-based artist living in Ireland. In 2019 Mark started street photography. This was the hook that brought him back to making art after a long break. His work has been exhibited and printed in Exhibitions and Art publications at home and abroad.

Mark is currently working on a project titled “Requiem for a River”. It is a photographic response to pollution due to the leaching of phosphorus and nitrogen into Ireland's rivers, lakes and estuaries. This directly results from the dramatic increase of the beef and dairy herd in Ireland since 2010. Images from “Requiem” have been exhibited in "71% - The State of Water" as part of the Trieste Photo Days Festival and will be published in the photobook of the same title.

Mark is also working on a photobook. The working title is "Towards an empty sea". It chronicles dark beginnings, metamorphosis and a night flight down a polluted river towards an empty sea.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2024 “BW Athens Photography Festival”, Serafio City of Athens, Athens, Greece.

2023 “Small things like these”, LHQ Gallery, Carrigrohane Road, Cork

2023 “Postcards for Gaza”, Engage Art Studio, Churchfields, Lower Salthill, Galway

2023 “HALFTONE Print Fair 2023”, The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin

2023 “In-Between Moments”, Praxis Gallery, 2136 Ford Parkway PMB 215, St Paul, MN 55116, United States

2023 "The Gothic Interior", Soul Noir Festival, Irish Architectural Archive, Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland

2023 "Darkness", Decode Gallery, 320 S Convent Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701, United States

2023 “Nightflowers” Installation by Claire Louise Bennett, video by Mark Walsh, Museum of Literature Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

2023 "Commuovere", Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival, Open Submission Exhibition, Birr, Ireland

2023 Chania International Photo Festival, Selected Exhibition, Street Photography, Grand Arsenali, Chania, Crete, Greece

2023 Urban Photography Festival, “Urban Photography: Trieste and Cities from the World”, Mercato Coperto, Via Giosuè Carducci, 36 Trieste, Italy

2023 "71% - The State of Water", Selected Exhibition, Trieste Photo Days, "U. Veruda" Hall, Trieste, Italy

2023 “Art Enriches Life”, The Narrow Space Gallery,14 Mitchel Street, Clonmel, Ireland.

2022 The Summer Open, The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Ireland

2020 Trasna 8, The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Ireland

2020 Westival, Westport Music and Arts Festival, Ireland

2020 Narrating the New Normal, Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival, Ireland

COMPETITIONS
2022 Lensculture Black & White Photography Awards – Critics Choice

2022 Lensculture Street Photography Awards – Critics Choice

2022 The Independent Photographer, Street Photography Competition – Editors Picks

2022 DPSP Rainshot Awards – 1st Place Winner

2021 DPSP Street Photo book of Street Photography Awards– Selected

PUBLICATIONS

Kinfolk, Issue #51, Portrait of Claire-Louise Bennett, 2024

Myth and Lore, Issue 7, "Witches, Warnings and Widdershins", 2023

8th 35awards Digital Catalogue, Cover Image, 2023 (digital)

"71% - The State of Water", Trieste Photo Days Festival Photobook, October 2023

Divide Magazine, Contemporary Art Magazine, Issue 5, Bio And images, (Print and online), March 2023

Street Photography Magazine, September 2022, (online)

Lens Magazine, Urban & Street, Issue 95, Cover and feature, August 2022

"Pond" by Claire Louise Bennett, German edition (Teich), Cover Image, 2022

Docu Magazine, Vol 3, Issue 7, A Print Publication, July 2022

F-Stop Magazine, Issue #113, June - July 2022, (online)

DPSP Street Photobook of Street Photography Awards, 2021

An Capall Dorcha, Issue 6, 2021

F/8 Street Photography Magazine, Issue 6, 2021

Fisheye Photo Review2020-21, (online)

Sonazine, 2021

MARK WALSH
LENS BASED ARTIST

Mark Walsh Artist photograph
Mark Walsh Artist photograph
The Dying Zone