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Dónal Talbot is an artist, photographer and educator based in Ireland. Talbot’s work is predominantly based in portraiture, and uses its intimate qualities as a tool to showcase and empower the LGBTQ+ community, through representation in art.

Often employing a soft lens, Talbot’s work hopes to capture his subjects in natural light and unedited backgrounds while interviewing his subject’s in a conversational style, with the hopes of capturing a real and honest depiction of their everyday lives.

Working alongside marginalised communities in his art practice has led Talbot to develop a career in art education. Talbot currently works as a Digital Photography Teacher at YouthReach in Dublin.

Talbot's work has been featured in i-D Magazine, The Face, and exhibited in the Belfast Photo Festival. His work was recently published in the photo book 'New Queer Photography', alongside a selection of 40 other international LGBTQ+ artists.

 

Talbot completed his BA in Fine Art Media at NCAD and is currently studying his MFA in Photography at Ulster University.

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Awards
 

Agility Award 2023, Arts Council Ireland


Agility Award 2022, Arts Council Ireland

Contact

+353 851 160 304
donal.talbot@gmail.com

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Exhibitions

NCAD Degree Show’
National College of Art and Design, Dublin, 2017

‘Periodical Review #7’ – RGKSKSRG 
Pallas Projects, Dublin, 2017

‘60x60’ – Hen’s Teeth 
RDS, Dublin, 2017 

‘Pilly Willy’ – ‘Pussys Queer Collective’
Tara Building, Dublin, 2017

‘The Re-appropriation of Sexuality ‘ – Emma Haugh
NCAD Gallery, Dublin, 2017

‘RHA 188th Annual Exhibition’ 
Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, 2018 

‘Junior – Upcoming Irish Photographers’ 
Gallery of Photography, Dublin, 2018


‘Before I Knew What Was Next’ 
The Connolly Bookstore, Dublin, 2018 

‘Halftone Print Fair’
The Library Project, Dublin, 2020

‘And, if we observe the present’ - Belfast Photo Festival
Catalyst Arts, Belfast, 
2021

‘The Poster Project’
GOMA, Waterford, 2021

‘PROTEST! - Photography, Activism and Social Change in Ireland’
The Gallery of Photography, Dublin, 2022

‘Taproot Art Auction’
The MART Gallery, Dublin, 2022

‘New Queer Photography’ - Focus on the Margins
F3 – freiraum für fotografie, Berlin, 2022

‘The Rise - In Our Own Image’
D-Light Studios, Dublin, 2022

‘Body, Bodies, Embodied’
126 Gallery, Galway, 2023

‘The Royale Arcade Academy exhibition’
Arcade Studios, Belfast, 2023

 

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