Limerick city photographic exhibition is 'In Focus'

Fintan Walsh

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Fintan Walsh

Limerick city photographic exhibition is 'In Focus'

2020 bid director, Mike Fitzpatrick, launched the exhibition, with St Munchin’s Photography Club chairperson Pat Nash, and PRO Pat Murphy

MEMBERS of St Munchin’s Photography Club launched their fourth annual exhibition of national and international imagery in the city centre this week.

Eighteen amateur photographers from the city showcased 49 pieces of varying styles; from self portraits, still life, wildlife shots, to natural landscapes.

European Capital of Culture bid director, Mike Fitzpatrick officially launched the exhibition, entitled In Focus, on Monday evening at Central Buildings, O’Connell Street.

“With photography, you can create your own reality. But it is a reality that already exists,” he said to enthusiastic photographers.

“It is great to see the consistency in how this is presented in a clean, fashionable way. It looks really fantastic. And what is lovely about this is that everyone has a camera, and everyone is showing you photographs on a screen or whatever. But it is great to see printed photographs because there is a lovely quality in the detail.”

John Kelly, of Ballynanty, has been a photographer for more than 50 years, and he said he was “delighted” to be part of this year’s exhibition.

Niall Cusack, of Glenview, said that “it’s great to get our work displayed and to be up there with everyone else”.

PRO Pat Murphy commended all involved in the exhibition. The showcase will run until this Saturday.