Working out of the west of Ireland, John Kelly is an
evocative and original multi award-winning
photographer. As staff photographer with The Clare
Champion for almost thirty years, he has chronicled the life and times of County Clare over that time; his unique photographs scratch
beneath the surface of everyday activity within the
Kelly's photographs have appeared in many publications and his work backboned
the acclaimed publication, The Scattering. For this
project, Kelly travelled to England, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand and
Papua New Guinea to record the story of those who left
Clare for further fields.
Seventeen Press Photographers Association of Ireland awards -
Other Major Awards to date -
1997 & 2006 - GAA Mc Namee Photograph of the Year
1999 - The Photographic Society of Ireland Millenium Award
2006 - WDC - John Healy Photography Award
2018 - Winner of Energy at Any Age exhibition hosted by Trinity College Dublin as part of Trinity Week.
Seven National Media Awards for Coverage of Community Games, The latest being Cutest Photograph of the year 2011
Completely self-taught, John is married with three
children and resides just outside of Ennis, Clare.
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