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McCONNELL, Gareth

PORTRAIT-Mc-CONNELLBorn in 1972 in Carrickfergus, North Ireland.

Lives and works in London.


Gareth McConnell was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland in 1972. He received his photographic training at West Surrey College of Art & Design and the Royal College of Art where on graduation he won the Painters-Stainers Prize for Photography.

While studying for his Masters at the RCA he worked with Benetton’s legendary art director Oliviero Toscani and completed commissions for Universal Music.

His third book, a monograph of works 1995-2004, was co-published last year by Steidl and Photoworks. His most recent solo exhibition was earlier this year at Counter Gallery, London.

He is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Wales’s Centre for Photographic Research 2004-2005 and lectures at art colleges around the south of England.


Gareth McConnell presented his work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2005, nominated by Kathy Ryan for the Discovery Award: Nights Flowers at the Magasin Electrique.