Our people - Miriam O' Connor

Miriam O' Connor

Creative Arts and Screen Media

Email: [email protected]

Development Activities

Academic Qualifications:
BA (Hons) in Photography (DIT), Research Masters (IADT, Dun Laoghaire, 2011)


Miriam O’Connor is an Irish photographer and educator.

Her work is inspired by her everyday surroundings and experiences, including language, sights and sounds.

An accomplished photographer, Miriam’s work has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally and is held in both public and private collections.

In addition to her art practice, she has developed and taught numerous courses on practical and creative approaches to photography.

Miriam has achieved the following accolades for her work

The Alliance Française Photography Award (2012)

The Emerging Irish Artist Residency Award (2015), (included month-long residencies at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris and the Burren College of Art, Co. Clare.)

Selected artist for Greetings from Ireland (2015) and New Irish Works I & II (2013, 2016)

Received an artist bursary from Cork County Council and financial support from Culture Ireland

Her commissioned works include:

The Legacy Project in conjunction with The National Women’s Council of Ireland

Assignments for The New York Times and Source Magazine

Ongoing work with the FRESH EYES project in conjunction with Aarhus Capital of Culture (2017).

She has also produced three Photobooks, Attention Seekers (2012), The Legacy Project (2013), and Tomorrow is Sunday (2017).