Shane Lynam is an Irish photographer based in Dublin. His recent project Fifty High Seasons won the Gallery of Photography's Solas Ireland Award in November 2015 which included exhibitions at the Gallery of Photography in Dublin and at Fotohof  Gallery in Salzburg. Fifty High Seasons was part of Circulations Festival in Paris in March 2016. Shane was a finalist in the Renaissance Photography prize in 2014 & 2015 and in the Photobook Melbourne Photography Prize 2015. Contours was nominated for the Prix Pictet in 2015. Recent online and offline publications include The Guardian, Der Spiegel, The British Journal of Photography, ID Magazine, Fisheye Magazine, Flak Photo and New Irish Works.  

Alongside his art work Shane works on editorial or commercial projects, clients include  The New York Times Magazine, The Financial Times Magazine, Business Week Magazine, Time Fortune Magazine, Society Magazine, Forbes Magazine, Airbnb and Facebook.

Shane studied Politics and Economics at University College Dublin before completing an MA in Documentary Photography at Newport School of Art, University of Wales in October 2012.
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Selected Exhibitions

2016 November, Inner Field, Library Project, Dublin
2016 November, New Irish Works, Irish Cultural Center, Paris
2016 September, Culture night group show, Bond Street Studios, Dublin
2016 July, Sternview Gallery, Cork (solo)
2016 March, RHA Annual Exhibition at the RHA, Dublin.
2016 April, Solas Awards exhibition at FOTOHOF, Salzburg.
2016 March, Circulations Festival (via invited gallery The Library Project), Paris

2015 December, Solas Awards exhibition at the Gallery of Photography, Dublin.
2015 September, Renaissance Photography Prize exhibition at Getty Images Gallery, London.
2015 September, Euroartphoto at Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea Università La Sapienza, Rome
2015 May, RHA Annual Summer Show, Dublin
2015 May, Remote Photo Festival Group Show, Letterkenny Donegal
2015 March, Fifty High Seasons preview show, The Library Project, Dublin
2015 February, Photobook Melbourne Award Exhibition, Melbourne.

2014 December, Here From Now at Camden Image Gallery, London
2014 November, Selektor Magazine launch show, Library Project, Dublin
2014 September, Euroartphoto in conjunction with the European Commission at Pallazo delle Stalline, Milan
2014 September, Renaissance Photography Prize exhibition at Getty Images Gallery, London.
2014 May, You Know What I’m Seeing, at Carte Blanche Gallery, San Francisco
2014 April, Brirish at RizHoma Gallery, Palermo

2013 October, New Irish works at Duo Gallery, Paris
2013 September, Fading Lights are Fading at Flood Gallery, Dublin
2013 July & August, New Irish Works main event at PhotoIreland
2013 March, Contours at Alliance Francaise, Dublin (solo)

2012 October, In Our Nature, Graduation show, Ffotgallery Cardiff
2011 November, MA halfway point show, Hereford Photo Festival, Hereford
2010 Obscura Day at Dorothy’s Gallery, Paris
2010 Group exhibition at the Printspace in London,

Selected Publications

2016 Inner Field New Irish Works 2 booklet.
2016 Fisheye Magazine, Fifty High Seasons portfolio feature. 8 pages.
2016 JOIA Magazine, portfolio feature. 12 pages. 

2015 British Journal of Photography projects section, Fifty High Seasons.
2015 New York Times Magazine editorial piece.
2015 Fortune Magazine editorial piece.

2014 We Are Dublin Magazine. Issue 2 feature.
2014 Selektor Magazine Monographs Issue 2 Shane Lynam.
2014 Greetings From Dublin Postcard Collection.
2014 Bloomberg Business Week Magazine editorial piece.
2014 UnlessYouWill Issue 30, Contours feature.

2013 New Irish Works by PhotoIreland. 
2012 Source – Graduate Photography. ‘Contours’ was one of Brian Dillon's selections.
2012 Contours, the book. (printed)
2012 Prism Photo Magazine Issue 11 Feature, (online photo magazine)
2011 Three images published in the Flak Photo Collection, (online collection of contemporary photography)
2011 LPV Magazine feature, (online webzine)
2011 If You Leave, printed photo publication 2012

Features & Interviews

2016 Fifty High Seasons featured in the Guardian
2016 We Are Our Choices three part video interview
2016 I-D Magazine, Fifty High Seasons article and feature.
2016 Paper Journal interview
2016 Interview about Fifty High Seasons for Photomonitor
2015 Fifty High Seasons post on Booooooom
2015 Fifty High Seasons post on AintBad Magazine
2015 Contours nominated for the Prix Pictet 2015

2014 Contours feature for online photography magazine Phases, January 
2014 Kissing Eye Magazine Interview, March 
2014 Selected for Urbanautica online publication Bye Bye 2013

2013 Contours on Conscientious
2013 Contours featured on Prism Photo Magazine Issue 11 Feature

2012 LPV Magazine 'Everywhere & Nowhere' Online Interview
2012 Native Magazine II 'Everyday Occurrences'
2012 100 Years of Photography at Newport

2011 Contours on Show Me Pictures
2011 Contours on Oitzarisme
2011 Jardin d'Agronomie Tropicale on The Fox is Black
2011 Campsites on Russian blog Royal Cheese
2011 Ilovethatphoto Interview
2011 Mull It Over Interview

2010 CopyPaste Culture


2015 September, Fifty High Season featured on the Huffington Post Italy
2015 August, Greetings From Dublin article in the Cork Examiner
2013 August, Contours reviewed by Sean O’Hagan for the Guardian online
2013 April, Contours reviewed by Le Cool Dublin 2013 May, Irish Independent ‘Behind the Lens’ feature.
2013, March Review of Contours by Le Cool Dublin


University of Wales, Newport School of Art, Media and Design, Newport, Wales
MA Documentary Photography

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Master of Arts Degree in European Cultural Studies

National University of Ireland, University College Dublin. BA Hons. 
University College Dublin, July 2002
Economics and Politics