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Des Byrne is an Award winning Photographer born in Maitland Street Dargle Road in Little Bray 1962 - Photographs are available to view in Finnbee's Seafront Bray - iCloud Quinnsboro Road and some on view throughout the Martello Seafront Bray and once a year for sale @ Killruderry Christmas Market.

Founder: Irish Street Photography Group 2013 - Co- Director Dublin Street Photography Festival 2024.


Winner PISA international Street Photography Festival September 2022.

MSPF Finalist 2019 / Paris 2021 / Gothenburg 22 / 23 Miami Street Photography Festival is an international photography festival showcasing the best of contemporary street and documentary photography from around the world.



RTE Radio 1. " Inside Culture" 9th Oct 2017 Interview Fionn Davenport with Des Byrne on JJ Clarke pioneer Irish Street Photography


IN SIGHT PROJECT 2016 : Multi Award Winning Project: Creative Streetphotography Workshops for the Homeless in Dublin City & Exhibtion Powerscourt Town House Centre ( Winner ICAD, BEST EXHIBITION & SHARK Awards ) as seen in the Irish Times.

Curator Irish Street Photography Exhibitions:

  • Art of Street Photography - 2018 Powerscourt Townhouse Centre


  •  The Irish Street Photography Exhibition Culture Box Temple Bar Dublin Ireland 2014 


  • ISTREET Photography Exhibition: SOL ART Gallery Dawson Street Dublin  Ireland August 2015


  • OBSCURE STREET:  International & Irish Exhibition July 2016 In-Spire Galleria  Dublin





  • Paris Street Photography Festival Finalist 2021 - three Categories

  • Irish Independent Newspaper Calendar 2022

  • Irish Daily Mail / Irish Examiner featured Viral Photo Dublin Protest 2020

  • Finalist: Miami Street Photography Festival  2019

  • Inspired Eye  Interview and Feature 2015

  • Street Photography Podcast Interview - Bob Patterson 2018

  • Irish Independent: "Take it to the Streets " Interview 2014

  • EYE Magazine: Featured Photographer 2015

  • Edge of Humanity : Featured Photographer 2015

  • RTE Radio 1. Ray Darcy Show - Interview - InSight Project

  • Irish Times: Insight Project



Irish Times 2013: Honorable Mention / 4 Images Shortlisted / 2015: Two Images  Shortlisted

Camino Ireland 2018: Photo Exhibition Judge - Exhibition @ Instituto Cervantes Dublin.


Shortlisted: Beacon International Street Photography Competition: Judge Martin Parr: July 2017


Former Administrator: 


Former Collective Member: Art Photo Feature International Collective ( APF )   





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