Karen Cox

Photo: Rhiannon Giddens

Karen Cox is an award-winning documentary photographer who works both in Ireland and internationally. Photography is an ever-changing experience which has brought her to places and people to document both known and untold narratives. Her work spans documentary and photojournalism, portrait and commercial. Her photographs have appeared in publications worldwide including The New York Times, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, The Irish Times among others and also regularly feature in the Irish national papers and other publications. She continues to show her work in exhibitions globally.

2022-2024 – Selected Press / Publications / Awards:

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/celebrations-take-place-across-the-country-to-mark-st-brigids-day/a1549585057.html

https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/spotlight/arid-41317414.html

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2024/jan/12/i-have-a-bag-on-my-head-deal-with-it-is-blindboy-the-perfect-podcaster

https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/spotlight/arid-41291356.html

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/dubliners-bid-farewell-shane-macgowan-singing-his-christmas-classic-2023-12-08/

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/27/fashion/craftsmanship-knives-patrick-brennan-ireland.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/11/nyregion/sept-11-memorial-ireland-kinsale.html

https://bombmagazine.org/articles/rhiannon-giddens-adia-victoria/

https://galwaycitymuseum.ie/event/exhibition-borderland-ukraine-2022/

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/the-343-reasons-a-small-town-in-ireland-mourns-on-sept-11/

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/23/fashion/watches-box-neville-ofarrell-ireland.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/04/climate/an-irish-abbey-where-the-grass-is-always-warmer.html

https://www.creativeireland.gov.ie/en/event/borderland-ukraine-2022/

https://www.photographerswithoutborders.org/online-magazine/bringing-access-to-clean-water-and-education

https://www.dodho.com/winners-portrait-awards-2023/

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/22/arts/ireland-blindboy-podcast.html

https://www.con-telegraph.ie/2023/05/11/national-museum-of-ireland-hosting-special-biodiversity-day-in-mayo/

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/04/fashion/craftsmanship-pottery-sinead-fagan-ireland.html

https://www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Country-Life/Projects/St-Brigid-in-willow

https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/spotlight/arid-41060222.html

https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/spotlight/arid-41025329.html

https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2022/10/13/een-beetje-echte-wildernis-a4144941

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/04/fashion/jewelry-claddagh-ring-ireland.html

https://www.uncg.edu/faculty-staff/alumna-stars-in-rhiannon-giddens-opera-at-spoleto-festival/

https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-41001896.html

https://www.donegallive.ie/news/local-news/912637/lough-derg-crucifixes-on-display-at-the-national-museum-of-ireland.html

https://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/healthandwellbeing/arid-40962311.html

https://www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Country-Life/Exhibitions/A-Breath-of-Fresh-Air-The-Keep-Well-Glass-Quilt-Pr

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/04/27/arts/blo-boasts-full-lineup-live-shows-2022-2023-season/

https://palermo.repubblica.it/societa/2022/04/19/news/turrisi_il_siciliano_di_torino_vince_un_grammy_per_il_miglior_album_folk-346083504/

https://www.farmersjournal.ie/sometimes-a-little-added-pressure-is-just-what-we-need-688879

https://www.rte.ie/entertainment/2022/0404/1290282-limerick-based-musician-wins-grammy-award-for-best-folk/

Documentary Photography Projects (Selected)

March 2023 – Princeville community, North Carolina, US

September 2022 – Women of the Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India

May 2022 – Taita Pedro Velasco, leader of the Misak people from the ancestral territory of the Cauca Valley, Colombia

May 2022 – Creation of the opera, ‘Omar’ in Charleston, South Carolina

April 2022 – Ukraine / Poland – War refugees

January 2021 – The Guarani indigenous tribal group, Argentina

2020 – Selected

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/13/arts/music/rhiannon-giddens-silkroad.html

Carnegie Hall Brochure – 20/21 Season

Rhythms (Australia’s National Roots Music Magazine) – Cover (Jan/Feb edition)

Group Exhibitions:

October 2023: ‘71% – The State of Water’ (Exhibition and Book)Trieste Photo Days International Photo Festival, Italy.

August 2023: ‘Portraits’ – Exhibition Selection – Chania International Photo (CIP) Festival, Crete, Greece.

June 2023: Dodho MagazinePortrait awards 2023: Winner

June 2023: ‘Quiet Landscape’PhotoPlace Gallery, Vermont, US.

June 2023: ‘Portraiture’ – The Glasgow Gallery of Photography, Scotland.

May 2023: ‘The Shadow Aspect’ – Praxis Gallery, Portland, Minneapolis, Minnesota, US. 

May 2023: ‘Focus: Trees and Water’ – Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon, US.

November 2022: ‘Golden Hour’ – The Glasgow Gallery of Photography, Scotland.

September 2022: ‘Focus: Shadow and Light’ – Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon, US.

June – July 2021: ‘In Celebration of Trees– PhotoPlace Gallery, Vermont, US.

March – June 2021: ‘Monochrome‘ – Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece

January 2019: ‘Black and White– Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece.

April 2018: ‘In Living Colour – 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, US.

November 2017: ‘People and Winter – Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece.

April/May 2017: ‘Moments of Colour– Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece.

October 2016: ‘Geometry– New York Centre for Photographic Art, New York, US.

August 2015: ‘Trees – 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, US.

June 2015: Animal Portraits Exhibition – Camden Image Gallery, London, UK.

May 2015: ‘Monochrome – Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece.

Feb/March 2015: ‘Colour Burst – PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.

Memberships:

Press Photographers Association of Ireland

The National Union of Journalists