Christy McNamara, ITMA Photographer in Residence 2022

ITMA are delighted to announce Christy McNamara as the Photographer in Residence for 2022.

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Christy McNamara / Peter Laban

Christy McNamara is a musician, photographer, artist and a teller of stories. He was born in Crusheen, County Clare into a family and community steeped in Irish traditional music. His mother Biddy was a well-known set dancer, and his father Joe played with the Tulla Ceili Band, along with his uncles Paddy and PJ Hayes. His debut album The House I Was Reared In was released in 2007.

Christy is also a renowned photographer and his book with the writer Peter Woods The Living Note (O'Brien Press 1996) was critically acclaimed. He has exhibited extensively both at home and abroad and his work is held in both private and public collections.

Bridie Callinan and Kathleen Loughlin, dancing / Christy McNamara

This photograph by Christy McNamara features his aunts, Bridie Callinan and Kathleen O'Loughlin. It was taken in Ruan, Co. Clare around 1993, and is featured in his book The Living note.

ITMA is looking forward to working with Christy and his rich collection in 2022.