Shane Caldwell is an Irish photographer whose work concerns culture, social history, the role of the photograph in archival thinking and archive construction and how visual media and international conflict interact with one another.
Bachelor of Arts, Photography
Technological University Dublin | 2015 - 2019
June 1-12 2019 Oikeiosis Graduate Exhibition
Gallery of Photography
May 3-7 2018 Interspace
TU Dublin Grangegorman Gallery
Exhibition work purchased by the OPW State Art Collection.
Highly commended in Inspirational Arts Award 2019.
The Irish Times graduate exhibition review.
Related Photography Work
Photography Assistant | 2019 - Present
Assisting commercial photographers on a range of advertising and press campaigns for companies such as The National Lotto, RTE and The Independent.
Setting up and maintaining studio sets and equipment.
Canon Sales Representative - Field Management Ireland | June 2017 - May 2018
Promoting and selling Canon camera products in retail stores across Dublin.
Teaching customers photography basics in store to help them find the right camera for their needs.
Assisting on customer camera training days to give customers the skills to use their new cameras.
National Museum of Ireland - Archiving internship | Sept 2017 - Dec 2017
Managing the museum's Digital Asset Management System.
Managing the Digital Photographic Image Archive.
Scanning negatives to update the Image Archive.
May 5 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium, Technological University Dublin
‘The Archive as a Transformative Force: Reclaiming Suppressed Narratives in the The Arab Image Foundation and The Atlas Group’ based on my 2019 dissertation topic.
March 19 2019 ‘The Photographic Archive’ Module
A talk for 2nd year photography students in TU Dublin on my dissertation research and the use of the photographic archive in my work.