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.

Selected Exhibitions

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.

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