On 24 April last Mallow Camera Club member Morgan O’Neill was awarded his Fellowship of the Irish Photographic Federation (IPF). Only a handful of photographers achieve this award each year, often after many attempts. Morgan not only achieved his Fellowship on his first attempt, but over the past few years the quality of his work has ensured his rapid rise through the ranks of Irish photography.
To achieve his Fellowship Morgan had to present a panel of twenty prints displaying originality, cohesion, artistic input, and technical ability. Morgan’s panel consisted of photographs of interiors of old unoccupied Irish houses, and gave an intriguing insight into a time now gone, and how people lived. The superb composition, and use of colour, varying from subtle to vivid, achieved in difficult lighting conditions, all helped to convince the judges that Morgan was worthy of the IPF’s highest award.
Morgan has been a member of Mallow Camera Club for a number of years now, and has won many photo competitions at club, regional, and national level. He has represented the club on many occasions, and has also achieved international success, having being awarded Associateships from the Royal Photographic Society, and from FIAP (International Federation of Photographic Art). Morgan is also a regular contributor to photographic competitions and exhibitions internationally.
If you would like to view Morgan’s Fellowship panal,please go to Morgan O Neill on Facebook.