Alen MacWeeney Exhibit Set to Look at Irish Travellers
MARLBORO, VT – Marlboro College is pleased to announce a February gallery exhibit by visiting photographer Alen MacWeeney. MacWeeney’s work will be up in the Drury Gallery between Feb. 3 and Feb. 25.
MacWeeney was born in Dublin in 1939 and began his career as a photographer when he was only 16 years old. At that time, he worked as a press photographer for the Irish Times. Over the years, he studied under Alexey Brodovitch and Richard Avedon. And since the early 60s, MacWeeney’s interest in photography has moved in two directions, that of commercial photography and personal photography with an artistic purpose.
His work has appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Esquire, Travel and Leisure and Fortune and numerous other publications. It has received awards for excellence from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Advertising Club of New York, the Art Directors Club, the Society of Publication Designers, and the Advertising Photographers of America.
Ireland has been a core theme in MacWeeney’s work. From 1965 to 1971 MacWeeney photographed Irish Travel extensively in Dublin and the west. Portfolios of these photographs were published in several magazines. A book of these photographs is now in production.
MacWeeney’s Irish Traveller photos
will be the highlight of his exhibit at Marlboro College.
Admission into the gallery is free to the public. The Drury Gallery is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday.