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Dave Walsh

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Profession: Writer, photographer
Status: Energy and Environment
Location: Wexford , Ireland
Home base: Brussels, Belgium
URL: http://www.davewalshphoto.com
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Dave Walsh, Photographer

A photographer, writer and polar communicator from Wexford, in southeast Ireland, I make images that question humanity’s relationship with planet Earth, and our profligate use of energy and resources.

In September-October 2012, a solo exhibition of my polar photography, The Cold Edge, took place in Dublin, Ireland.

Growing up, I felt strongly connected to the natural world and the marine environment that surrounded in me rural Ireland. The turning of the seasons, at what time was high tide on the River Slany. When many boys my age were wetting themselves over Star Wars, I was out fishing on the river – with my dog, in a boat, or riding my bike around the backroads. These experiences fueled a passionate interest in human interactions with the Earth. I’ve travelled the world, and sailed on Greenpeace expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic, where I’ve seen both the aurora borealis and australis. I’ve crossed the equator twice by ocean, been up close with polar bears, humpback whales and tasmanian devils, camped under the Arctic winter moon and sweated on the northern hemisphere’s largest glacier under the 3am Arctic sun. But I don’t live some glittery paradise – I live in dirty chaotic cities like Dublin and Brussels. And I like to think I have a sense of humour.

Back in this so-called ‘civilization’, I photograph the dirty magic of daily street life, urban wildlife, the rubbish on the streets, the insane traffic. This for me, is the behaviour of one of the most powerful animals on the planet. Humans sitting steadfast in their cars, in rush-hour traffic – this is as interest to me, as the migration patterns of birds, or the melting of Arctic sea ice. Everything is connected.

Check out this feature on my polar photography in The Guardian

My photographs have been used by National Geographic, GEO (France), Discovery News The Financial Times, The Straits Times (Singapore) Nature, the HBO comedy series Flight of the Conchords, The Guardian, Greenpeace International, New Scientist, The Smithsonian, Sierra magazine, BBC Wildlife magazine, the Irish Labour party, British Airways, I Count – Stop Climate Chaos, The UK’s National Theatre, The Clare People (Ireland), Conde Naste Traveller, Forbes, Fortean Times and many others, including book publishers. Several of Dave’s images have appeared on book covers. He also has written for several newspapers and magazines, including The Irish Times and Mare magazine (Germany), and is the author of three books, Haunted Dublin, A Load of Blather, and The Cold Edge, a book of polar photography.

The Copper House Gallery, Dublin represent me for prints, and Millennium Images, represent the licencing of many of my photographs.

Contact by email
Phone: +32 493 140 966 or +353 87 2207023
Follow me on Twitter @davewalshphoto, and on my Facebook page.




Dave Walsh. "Iceberg Photography" Photographer (Ukraine/Russia) , Jan 1 2009.
Dave Walsh. pp. Biology - University textbook, Oct 3 2008. "Albino Wallaby" Pearson Education Australia , pp. Biology - University textbook. Oct 3 2008.
Dave Walsh. pp. July 2008, Jul 1 2008. "Marian Keyes on Lahinch" British Airways Highlife , pp. July 2008. Jul 1 2008.
Dave Walsh. "Tasmanian Devil Endangered" Scholastic , May 28 2008.
Dave Walsh. pp. Issue 38 of the Chronicle Review, May 27 2008. "Harpist Brenda Malloy busking outside Trinity College Dublin (photo)" The Chronicle of Higher Education , pp. Issue 38 of the Chronicle Review. May 27 2008.
Dave Walsh. pp. Intelligent Travel Blog, Apr 8 2008. "Antarctica's White Noise" National Geographic Traveler , pp. Intelligent Travel Blog. Apr 8 2008.
Dave Walsh. pp. March Issue , Mar 1 2008. "Russian Fashion magazine - Unknown usage" Gala , pp. March Issue . Mar 1 2008.
Dave Walsh. "The Mummies of St. Michan's" Blather.net , Aug 25 2007.
Dave Walsh. pp. Big Blue March, May 27 2007. "Hollywood star of "Heroes" Hayden Panettiere, of Save the Whales Again Campaign, joins a Greenpeace parade in Anchorage Alaska" Greenpeace International , pp. Big Blue March. May 27 2007.
Dave Walsh. "Waking the Dead: Charles Fort's Grave - Albany, New York" Blather.net , May 10 2007.



Recent Post

The Arctic: Another World? opens to public in Brussels

On Tuesday October 1, 2013, The Arctic: Another World?, a solo exhibition of my polar photography, will open at the Bibliothèque de Laeken in Brussels, and will be presented by Greenpeace Belgium. Running until October 18, the exhibition is open to the public – so please come along if you’re in town. There’s a vernissage, as they say here – an official opening, at 11am on October first, and all are welcome.
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12 Sep 2013 10:09 | 0 replies


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