Kevin Ryan, a keen amateur
photographer, is a native of Castlebar, Co. Mayo. He and his wife, Carmel,
live in Westcourt, Ballincollig, Co. Cork.
Kevin's love of the West of
Ireland brings him "home" at every given opportunity. Most of
his work of of landscape scenes from the west and south of Ireland. He
strives to capture through his lens, the elusive characters of changing
light, colour and mood of these places.
He is also interested in Black
& White Photography and has his own darkroom. His loves are landscape,
portraiture and the photography of beautiful things.
Kevin has been a member of
Cork Camera Group for twelve years and was voted the Club's "Photographer
of the Year" from 1995 t 1998 inclusive. During those years he has
won awards and commendations from Kodak, Fuji and Agfa.
- 1997 he gained his
licentiate from the Irish Photographic Federation (L.I.P.F.) for a panel
of colour transparencies.
- 1998 he became an
Associate of the Irish Photograpic Federation (A.I.P.F.) for a panel
of "Lith" prints.
Other awards he has received
in recent years include:
- Silver medal - Best Candid - Irish Open Competition, Photographic
Society of Ireland (P.S.I.)
- Winner of Best Colour Print and Best Monochrome Print, Southern Association
of Camera Clubs.
- Silver Medal for Colour
Print - National Finals Irish Photographic Federation.
- Two prints Very Highly
Commended and Highly Commended - Photographic Federation of Ireland.
- His "Killarney Anglers"
won joint second prize in the Black Bushmills Art as Photography "Free
Spirit" Competition which was open to professional and amateur
- Silver Medal - Best Nature
Irish Open Competition - Photographic Society of Ireland.
- Silver Medal - Best Environmental
Portrait, Photographic Society of Ireland.
- Gold Medal - Portraiture,
Togher International Festival of Photography.
- Kevin again awarded the
coveted Photographer of the Year Trophy, Cork Camera Group.
- Prints published in A Mayo
Moment and Photography Ireland books.
- Kevin staged exhibitions
in the South Infirmary / Victoria Hospital and at Beamish & Crawford
- Kevin staged an exhibition
at the Cork Vision Centre.
- Silver Medal - Best Sea
Scapes, Photographic Society of Ireland