Noel Bowler is a photographer and educator. Born in Ireland, he holds an MFA in photography from University of Ulster, Belfast and a BA (Hons) degree in Documentary Photography from the University of Wales, Newport. His work has been exhibited worldwide including New York Photofestival, Dali International Festival, Yunan, China, with recent solo exhibitions in Gallery of Photography, Ireland, Impressions Gallery, England and RPS Gallery, Tokyo. Previous bodies of work include: Union – A look at the spaces of organised labour. He was nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize in 2011 and for the Prix Pictet Photography Prize in both 2012 and 2015. His latest book Above The Fold will be published 2021. Noel’s photographs, exhibitions and publications continue to look at the ongoing consideration of the political forces that shape our world, reflected through the organisation of social space.
2021 Bowler, N. (2021) Above The Fold. Rare Editions
2016 New Irish Works, Paris Photo, Paris 2016 *
2015 Bowler, N. (2011) Union. Kehrer Verlag.
2021 Adastral Park, Grand Launch of new work (in association with UOS/Digitech Centre)
2020 Helsinki Photofestival, Helsinki, Finalnd, Above The Fold
2020 Waterfront Gallery,London Met, CASS, Above The Fold
2020 Waterfront Gallery, UOS, Above The Fold
2018 Impressions Gallery, Bradford, England (Union)
2018 Remainders Stronghold Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (Union)
2017 Waterfront Gallery, University of Suffolk (Union)
2017 Gallery of Photography, Ireland (Union)
2016 New Irish Works, Paris Photo, Paris 2016
2016 New Irish Works, Library Project, Dublin
2015 Dali International Photography Festival, Yunan, China
2015 ‘Nine Lives’ Kilkenny Arts Festival, Ireland.
2015 ‘Nine Lives’ Design Museum London
2014 Pigment, Library Project, Dublin, Ireland.
2012 Finding Fragments, South Studios, Photofestivel Ireland
2012 Making Space – Impressions Gallery, Bradford, UK
2012 Making Space – Millennium Court Gallery, Portadown
2012 Finding Fragments, University of Ulster, Belfast.
2011 Making Space– Gallery of Photography, Dublin
2010 Limbo – House Gallery, Photofestivel Ireland
2009 International Photography Festival Recontres D’Arles
2009 International Photography Festival New York.
2009 ‘Iman’ – Festival of World Cultures, Dublin
2009 ‘Iman’ - Airfield, Dundrum, Dublin - 9-30 June
2008 ‘30 Contemporary Collection- Gallery of Photography
2006 ‘The Joy’ - Europeana: 25 regards sur l'Europe, Paris, May.
2006 ‘The Joy’ - Basement Gallery, Dundalk - 2-26 February
Impressions Gallery, Bradford, England.
National Gallery of Photography, Ireland.
Dun Laoighaire Rathdown County Council, Ireland
Louth County Council, Ireland.