Award winning photographers to lead photo walks at University of Galway

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University of Galway is offering a unique opportunity to explore its riverside campus through the lens of a mobile phone camera with the Campus Festival Photo Walks on 28 and 29 July.

Award winning photographers and leading figures in mobile photography, Dan Rubin and Brendan Ó Sé will guide visitors along the University’s biodiversity trail to learn about the campus while enhancing their photography skills.

Dan Rubin, an award-winning designer, photographer, and creative director based in the US and UK has over 25 years of experience.

Co-founder of New Style Publishing and webgraph, he has travelled the world on photographic commissions for select clientele and led workshops with Leica Akademie, Polaroid, Kodak, and The Photographers’ Gallery.

Dan is a recurring juror for the International Photography Awards and the ColorPro Award, and has been a WPO Academy member since 2016. His first photographic book, Koya Bound, won the AIGA Cover Design Award in 2017.

Brendan Ó Sé is an award-winning fine art and iPhone photographer from Cork. Brendan was part of the original Apple #shotoniPhone global campaign in 2015 and was named iPhone Photographer of the Year in 2017.

He has exhibited his work globally and his mobile photography workshops, held with the Photo Museum of Ireland and the Glusckman Gallery in Cork, have attracted a wide audience. Brendan’s unique approach to street photography results in striking and distinct imagery.

The University has been found to be Ireland’s most biodiverse campus and the biodiversity trail takes in a range of flora and fauna in woodland and riverside settings.

Dr Paul Dodd, Vice President of Engagement at University of Galway, said: “Our campus is a popular amenity for all our local communities to use, and we look forward to welcoming world-leading photographers to show us how to take a great photo while we showcase the history and biodiversity on our doorstep.”

The Campus Festival Photo Walks are free to attend and bookings can be made at