Ciaran Dunbar was born in 1982 in Dundalk, Ireland, where he currently lives and works. He gained a BA in Photography from the University of Ulster, Belfast, in 2013.
Having escaped The Troubles in the 1980’s, Ciaran’s parents, originally from the north of Ireland, settled in Dundalk. It is here, against the backdrop of this border town, that issues of identity, displacement and belonging have become the focus of Ciaran’s work to date.
Shortlisted for the ICP / GOST First PhotoBook Award 2019
Reframing The Border (Projection), 2018, Brighton Photo Fringe, Brighton
Reframing The Border, 2018, The Gallery Of Photography, Dublin
Reframing The Border, 2018, Remote Photo Festival, R.C.C, Letterkenny
The Wise, 2015, The Library Project, PhotoIreland, Dublin
Notes From The Margins, 2015, The Gallery Of Photography, Dublin
Realigning, 2014, County Museum, Dundalk
End of year show, 2013, University of Ulster, Belfast
Xborder, The Corridor, 2019
Point.51 Magazine 2019
The Guardian Newspaper, 2017
Trip Magazine 2017
Tranmission Newletter, The Velvet Cell 2017