Shane Lynam is an Irish artist and photographer based in Dublin. His first book, Fifty High Seasons, was published in September 2018. Shane splits his time between long term art projects and working with media and commercial clients.
By immersing himself in built environments over a prolonged period and using a very particular visual vocabulary, his work seeks to reflect on the function and history of public space.
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Curtin O'Donoghue Photography Award, RHA Annual show, June 2018.
Gallery of Photography Solas Ireland Award, November 2015 .
Renaissance Photography prize finalist 2014, 2015.
Prix Pictet nomination, 2015.
Selected editorial and commercial cients:
The New York Times Magazine, The Financial Times Magazine, The Telegraph, The Guardian, Business Week Magazine, Time Fortune Magazine, Society Magazine, Forbes Magazine, Aer Lingus Cara Magazine, Airbnb and Facebook.
Selected art work publications:
The Guardian, Der Spiegel, The British Journal of Photography, ID Magazine, Fisheye Magazine, Flak Photo, Selektor Magazine and New Irish Works.
2010-2012 MA Documentary Photography. University of Wales, Newport School of Art, Media and Design, Newport, Wales
2004-2005 Master of Arts Degree in European Cultural Studies. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
1999-2002 BA Economics and Politics. National University of Ireland, University College Dublin.University College Dublin,
2018 May, RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin. Three Images. Winner of the Curtin O'Donoghue Award.
2018 April, Trinity College Dublin recent acquisition exhibition.
2017 May, RHA Annual Exhibition , Dublin. Three Images.
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 Exhibitionn, 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 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
2018 Fifty High Seasons Photobook (750 copies)
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 book dummy.
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 I-D Magazine, Fifty High Seasons article and feature.
2016 Interviewed by Darren Campion for Paper Journal interview
2016 Interviewed by Christiane Monarchi for Photomonitor
2015 Fifty High Seasons post on Booooooom
2015 Fifty High Seasons post on AintBad Magazine
2014 Contours feature for online photography magazine Phases, January
2014 Inner Field post on Yet Magazine
2014 Kissing Eye Magazine Interview, March
2013 Contours on Conscientious
2013 Contours featured on Prism Photo Magazine Issue 11 Feature
2012 LPV Magazine 'Everywhere & Nowhere' Online Interview
2012 100 Years of Photography at Newport
2011 Ilovethatphoto Interview
2011 Mull It Over Interview
2018 Fifty High Seasons reviewed by Darren Campion for Irish Arts Review
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