Photography graduate selected for PhotoIreland FUTURES programme

20 March 2024

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Credit: Chris Finnegan

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Photography MA (Online) graduate Chris Finnegan has been selected for the PhotoIreland FUTURES programme.

A visual artist and arts educator from Cork, Chris completed his Photography MA (Online) study in 2023, and his current practice centres on the home and suburbia; critically interrogating ideas of homemaking, childhood and the ‘domestic sublime’. 

Being selected for FUTURES marks an exciting opportunity for Chris, who has already won the Agility Award 2023 from the Arts Council Ireland, as well as being published by PhotoIreland as a The Library Project/TLP Edition, and exhibited internationally.  

FUTURES is a Europe-based photography platform, made up of a consortium of art institutions supporting the professional development of emerging artists across the world. PhotoIreland – a member of FUTURES – is a key constituent of Ireland’s visual arts community, helping to grow the reputation of Irish artists globally through projects, festivals and other opportunities.  


Every year, the FUTURES members nominate a group of artists to join the platform. Chris is one of just five Irish artists to be selected this year from a high number of submissions, and he will now have access to a large network of professionals, markets and audiences across the creative industries.  

Chris was selected for his project The Grammar of Home, a photographic series of objects and places that collectively attempt to map out an idea of home, and one which he initiated during his time studying with Falmouth. 

On being selected for the programme, Chris told us: “I’m feeling immensely lucky to have been selected for FUTURES this year. This has been a professional goal of mine since learning about the platform and I’m honoured to be joining the ranks with some of the most exciting and talented photographers from across Europe.   

On how the course helped support his work, Chris added: “I’m grateful for the support and encouragement I’ve had from my tutors throughout my time as an online student at Falmouth. The MA has allowed me to develop work that I’m keen to share and given me the confidence to pursue professional opportunities like FUTURES.” 

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