Noel Bowler is a Photographer and Educator. Born in Ireland (b.1978). 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 Photofestivel and Les Recontres d’Arles, with recent solo exhibitions in Gallery of Photography, Ireland and Impressions Gallery, England. Bowler has nominated for the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize in 2011 and for the Prix Pichtet Photography Prize in both 2012 and 2015. His most recent body of work Union will be published by the Kehrer Verlag in 2015. He is currently a Lecturer in Photography at University Campus Suffolk.

Awards & Residencies

2012 Member of the Board of Directors, Source Magazine

2012 Nomination for the Prix Pictet Photography Prize

2011 Nomination for the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize

2011 Gallery of Photography Bursary Award

2010 Nomination for the AIB Art Prize

2008 DLR Per Cent for Art, Artist residency Award

2007 Arts Council Bursary

2005 Gallery of Photography Artist Award

2005 Arts Council Bursary

Education Details

2010 to 2012 Masters Degree in Photography (MFA with Distinction) University of Ulster, Belfast.

2000 to 2003 Bachelor of Arts Documentary Photography (B.A.), University of Wales College, Newport.

1999 to 2000 Diploma in Photography, London City and Guilds, Senior College Sallynoggin, Dublin.


Impressions Gallery, Bradford, England.

National Gallery of Photography, Ireland.

Dun Laoighaire Rathdown County Council, Ireland

Louth County Council, Ireland.

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