Schedule and Fee

12pm Sat 12 May
The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar Street, Dublin 2

Who is this for?

All artists wishing to enjoy the opportunity to meet with Agata Stoinska (BLOW Photo Editor) in person to present their photographic work, and specially for those intending to submit to their residency opportunity.


BLOW Photo is partnering this year with D-Light Studios on their new program in-site that offers artists one free studio day per month for the purpose of developing their own project. Over the coming year, 12 free studio days will be assigned to 4 disciplines: photography & video, dance, theatre and music. The selected three artists will be curated by an expert from the field. The first round will be offered to lens based artists and BLOW Photo editors will select the chosen artists.

What is on offer? One free day in either Studio A or Studio B from 9am-6pm, Monday – Friday.
Who can apply to the residency? Open to any lens based practitioner looking to avail of the use of the studio to develop a photo, video, film project.

  • open call to any artist working in lens based media who is developing a project, for example: photobook, work for an upcoming exhibition, documentary, film.
  • blow photo is sponsoring 3 days in d-light studios to aid in the development of three different projects.
  • applicants will be required to submit detailed information on their project and how they would utilise the time in the studio to aid in the development of their work.
  • application deadline 27th may 2018.

Find out more and apply online.


Agata Stoinska founded BLOW Photo in 2010. BLOW Photo was created to promote and support photography through publications, talks, workshops, exhibitions and educational events. Over the years, BLOW Photo have been discovering and sharing fine art photography in the BLOW Photo Magazine publication. BLOW has published 16 issues, showcasing almost 300 photographers, exhibited Irish work at the European Month of Photography in Berlin, collaborated with Southeast Museum of Photography in Florida and most recently with Hamburg Triennial.

As a photographer herself, Agata understands other photographers and nuances of each artwork. She empathises with expectations and frustrations when it comes to printing artwork. During press checks for BLOW Photo magazine, the editors put lots of care and attention to each print, focussing on the quality and fighting for every detail.

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About the Critical Academy

The Critical Academy opens up a new radical space where to learn, research and examine contemporary art practices around Photography and their contexts, as much as the arts management and cultural policy that affects them. The academy has been created by PhotoIreland Foundation in a bid to develop an educational space outside the traditional institutions where practitioners and theorists can gather to experiment and challenge contemporary ideas that affect their practice.

The Critical Academy offers a number of opportunities to actively participate in its programme, aiming at times at very specific backgrounds, with three main components: a new educational space for Seminars; group Research on key projects; professional Development and Support programmes for artists and Arts administrators.

The Critical Academy is a project by PhotoIreland Foundation. Find out more at