Ross McDonnell (IE)

Image: Ross McDonnell, from the series [LOST BOYS], 2012. Courtesy the artist.

Image: Ross McDonnell, from the series LOST BOYS, 2012. Courtesy the artist.

Born 1979, Dublin, Ireland
Lives and works New York, U.S.

Ross McDonnell is a filmmaker and photographer. Ross’ early experience of travel and his love of cinema sparked a fascination with image making and storytelling. His work reflects his interest in the open-ended nature of non-fiction and the tensions, inherent in the photographic process, between transience and permanence.

Ross’ debut feature film Colony premiered at TIFF and won the IDFA First Feature Award. Since then Ross has continued moving between disciplines as Director, Cinematographer and Producer. In 2021 he won an Emmy Award for his Cinematography on The Trade and was shortlisted for the Prix Pictet in 2019 for his project, Limbs.

PHOTO 2022 Events

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PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

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