Karen Cox is an award-winning freelance photographer based in Ireland. Photography is an ever-changing experience which has brought her to incredible places and people revealing and documenting both known and untold narratives. Her work spans documentary and photojournalism, portrait and commercial. Her photos have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, The Sunday Times, The New York Times International, The Guardian Newspaper, Rolling Stone Magazine in addition to a variety of websites and other publications. 

Selected Press / Publications / Awards:

 

2022 - Selected

https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2022/10/13/een-beetje-echte-wildernis-a4144941

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/04/fashion/jewelry-claddagh-ring-ireland.html

https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-41001896.html

https://www.donegallive.ie/news/local-news/912637/lough-derg-crucifixes-on-display-at-the-national-museum-of-ireland.html

https://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/healthandwellbeing/arid-40962311.html

https://www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Country-Life/Exhibitions/A-Breath-of-Fresh-Air-The-Keep-Well-Glass-Quilt-Pr

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/04/27/arts/blo-boasts-full-lineup-live-shows-2022-2023-season/

https://palermo.repubblica.it/societa/2022/04/19/news/turrisi_il_siciliano_di_torino_vince_un_grammy_per_il_miglior_album_folk-346083504/

https://www.farmersjournal.ie/sometimes-a-little-added-pressure-is-just-what-we-need-688879

https://www.rte.ie/news/regional/2022/0511/1297410-children-ukraine/

 

Documentary Photography Projects 2022 (Selected)

September - India: Women of the Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India – OneProsper (NGO) / Photographers without Borders

May: Taita Pedro Velasco, leader of the Misak people from the ancestral territory of the Cauca Valley, Colombia. (Photographed in Dublin, Ireland – for environmental awareness organisation)

May: Creation of the opera, ‘Omar’ in Charleston, South Carolina

April: Ukraine / Poland – War refugees

January - Argentina: The Guarani indigenous tribal group.

 

2021- Selected

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/story/2021-12-17/sd-et-best-albums-of-2021

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/co-mayo-house-prices-ballina-castlebar-and-westport-nrzqxz932

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/25/arts/music/aria-code-opera-podcast.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/02/arts/design/brexit-art-trade.html

The New York Times International Edition - February

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/rhiannon-giddens-francesco-turrisi-new-album-1125803/

https://www.mayonews.ie/features/37403-the-best-job-in-the-world

https://www.nodepression.com/rhiannon-giddens-takes-musical-journey-home-on-new-album-coming-in-april/

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/17/opinion/ireland-family-cemetery.html

The New York Times International Edition - March

Album interior photography - Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi 'They're Calling Me Home'  - Grammy Award for Best Folk Alnum 2022

Image of Rhiannon Giddens on Spotify billboard (April 9 - 15) in Times Square, New York

The Irish Examiner - April 

Uncut Magazine - May edition

Songlines Magazine - May edition

International MonoVisions Black & White Photography Awards 2021 - Conceptual: HM

International MonoVisions Black & White Photography Awards 2021 - Nature: HM

International MonoVisions Black & White Photography Awards 2021 - Landscapes: HM 

International MonoVisions Black & White Photography Awards 2021 - Abstract: HM

 

Professional International Photography Awards 2021 Fine Art - Minimalism: HM

Professional International Photography Awards 2021 Nature - Macro: HM

Professional International Photography Awards 2021 Nature - Landscape: HM

Professional International Photography Awards 2021 Fine Art - Abstract: HM

Professional International Photography Awards 2021 People - Portrait: HM

Professional International Photography Awards 2021 Nature - Trees: HM

https://www.photoawards.com/winner/zoom.php?eid=8-214079-21

https://www.photoawards.com/winner/zoom.php?eid=8-214078-21

https://www.photoawards.com/winner/zoom.php?eid=8-214075-21

https://www.photoawards.com/winner/zoom.php?eid=8-214088-21

https://www.photoawards.com/winner/zoom.php?eid=8-214084-21

https://www.photoawards.com/winner/zoom.php?eid=8-214080-21

 

2020 – Selected

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/13/arts/music/rhiannon-giddens-silkroad.html

International MonoVisions Black & White Photography Awards - People: HM

International MonoVisions Black & White Photography Awards - Nature: HM

Carnegie Hall Brochure - 20/21 Season 

Rhythms (Australia's National Roots Music Magazine) - Cover (Jan/Feb edition)

Professional International Photography Awards 2020 –   Nature - Landscape: HM

Professional International Photography Awards 2020 –   People - Street Photography: HM

Professional International Photography Awards 2020 –   Editorial/Press - War/Conflict: HM

 

2019 - Selected

Black & White Minimalism Magazine, Edition 15 

The Irish Times newspaper - March 

Album cover and photography - Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi 'there is no Other

Rolling Stone Magazine – May 

Uncut Magazine - May

The Guardian newspaper – May 

Songlines Magazine – June

Brochure cover of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC) - Fall edition

NPR - April / June 

International Photography Awards 2019 –   People - Portrait: HM

International Photography Awards 2019 –   Nature - Trees: HM

 

Previous:

Wild Planet Photo Magazine

Black & White International Awards – Best Series

International Photography Awards 2015 –  Editorial: Photo Essay and Feature Story 

 

Group Exhibitions:

November 2022: ‘Golden Hour’ – The Glasgow Gallery of Photography, Scotland.

September 2022: ‘Focus: Shadow and Light’ – Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon, US.

June - July 2021: 'In Celebration of Trees' - PhotoPlace Gallery, Vermont, US.

March - June 2021: 'Monochrome' Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece

January 2019: ‘Black and White’ - Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece.

April 2018: ‘In Living Colour’ – 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, US.

November 2017: ‘People and Winter’ - Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece.

April/May 2017: ‘Moments of Colour’ - Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece.

October 2016: ‘Geometry’ – New York Centre for Photographic Art, New York, US.

August 2015: ‘Trees’ – 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, US.

June 2015: Animal Portraits Exhibition – Camden Image Gallery, London, UK.

May 2015: ‘Monochrome’ – Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece.

Feb/March 2015: 'Colour Burst' - PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.

 

Memberships:


Press Photographers Association of Ireland

The National Union of Journalists