Contemporary Photography

The gallery aims to represent accomplished and original contemporary photography. The prints available here are not only examples of what is visually stimulating, they also record individual explorations made by each photographer with a camera, a lens, and a guiding vision. To that extent each photograph is unique, an image to inspire any collector or indeed decorate any wall.

`It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter, because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the ordinary.` David Bailey

de Chenu, Daniel

de Chenu, Daniel

Daniel de Chenu is an artist and a teacher living and working in Dublin. He has studied photography, fine art media and education management and holds two Master of Arts degrees. He began his photographic career as a documentary photographer in the 1980’s holding his first exhibition in 1982. In 1986 he was awarded the Sunday Independent – Irish Life Arts award for photography. In 1987 he began teaching photography at the Dun Laoghaire School of Art and Design. His artistic practice since then has evolved to incorporate video, installation, sound and sculpture as well as photography.

He has shown his work in solo and group exhibitions in Ireland and abroad and has been the recipient of two bursaries from the Arts Council of Ireland. His work is in the collections of University College Dublin, the University of Salamanca, Guinness Ireland, the Office of Public Works, the Ark Dublin and Microsoft Ireland.

The Whitley Gallery is delighted to present a portfolio of archival pigment prints of Daniel’s work from a series he completed in 2012 entitled Geomorphology. The series explores through landscape images the magic and mystery of de Chenu’s vision of the natural world.

Slavney, Jacqueline

Slavney, Jacqueline

Jacqueline Slavney grew up in England but emigrated to America in 1966.

She learned the basics of photography as an undergraduate at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland where she studied with Beverly Wilgus. Since then she has worked independently at first in the darkroom and more recently with the computer and Photoshop. She does her own printing using only the best quality inks and papers. Her usual subjects are from nature, especially flowers and trees.

Ms Slavney lives with her husband and two cats in Baltimore where she volunteers as a docent at the Walters Art Museum.

You can see more of Jacqueline`s work by following the link on our Useful Links page and you will also find her in the July 2011 issue of Shutterbug Magazine.