David Farrell (b. 1961)

A photographer and teacher based in Dublin, David Farrell is a lecturer in photography at the Institute of Art, Design and Techonology, Dun Laoghaire, and pursues independent photographic projects and collaborates with his partner, Gogo della Luna. He holds a PhD in chemistry from University College Dublin.

Farrell’s book Innocent Landscapes was awarded the European Publishers Award for Photography in 2001. This publication presents the first phase of the artist’s continuing investigation of time, truth, and memory in the context of the search for bodies of those “disappeared” by the Irish Republican Army during the Troubles.  More recently, Farrell reflected on the centenary of the 1916 Rising, a major event on the road to Irish independence, with Before, During, After . . . Almost, an exhibition at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.

The artist, who has exhibited widely, is the subject of David Farrell—Elusive Moments, a documentary by Donald Taylor Black.

  • David Farrell: The Disappeared

    David Farrell
    The Disappeared:  Ballynultagh, Wicklow, 1999
    Inkjet Print
    37 x 37 inches

    Photo: David Farrell
  • David Farrell: The Disappeared

    David Farrel
    The Disappeared:  Ballynultagh, Wicklow, 2000
    Inkjet Print
    37 x 37 inches

    Photo: David Farrell
  • David Farrell: The Disappeared

    David Farrell
    The Disappeared:  Coghalston Wood, Wilkinstown, 2000
    Inkjet Print
    37 x 37 inches

    Photo: David Farrell
  • David Farrell: The Disappeared

    David Farrell
    The Disappeared: Ballynultagh, Wicklow, 1999  
    Inkjet print
    37 x 37 inches

    Photo: David Farrel