Deirdre McGing. Paris, 2016

Deirdre McGing. Paris, 2016

biography

Born in Dublin in 1990, Deirdre's interest in Photography began during her Foundation year in Art at Ballyfermot College of Further Education. During her four-year BA Honours degree in Photography at Dublin Institute of Technology, she was awarded the IPPA Student Photographer of the year for her outstanding contribution to photography in Ireland as young artist. 

Upon graduation in 2013, Deirdre was awarded Best Student on the BA in photography at DIT and was invited to work at the Gallery of Photography in Dublin as a junior curator and archivist. In coordination with the gallery's director Trish Lambe she developed The Photo Album of Ireland project which celebrates the private histories of everyday lives in Ireland. The project is currently touring in the USA and formed a major part of Ireland's 1916 commemorations. 

Deirdre worked as a freelance photographer and retoucher before moving into a full-time teaching role at Shaw Academy and becoming the head of their Photoshop programme, educating a total of over 65,000 students during her time there. Her work has been published both nationally and internationally and she is currently examining both Drag and Burlesque subcultures that exist in Ireland as part of her long-term project work. 

Deirdre is currently a Social Media Creative at Carat Media Agency in Dublin.