Alen MacWeeney


Alen MacWeeney’s photographs have appeared internationally in magazines and books: among them, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, G.Q., Life, The World of Interiors, American Photographer, and Aperture, and others. His books: Irish Walls; & Ireland; Stone Walls and Fabled Landscapes; Bloomsbury Reflections; Charleston: A Bloomsbury House and Garden; The Home of the Surrealists; Spaces for Silence; Irish Travellers, Tinkers No More; Once Upon a Time in Tallaght; and, most recently, Under the Influence (2012).

His photographs are in the permanent collections the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, among others; he has had solo shows in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Paris, Stockholm and Dublin; and his work is held in many private collections. His archive now resides in Cork University. He co-directed the film Traveller, based on his early photographs of the Irish Travellers, broadcast on RTÉ and BBC 4, and included in Itinérances, 28th Festival Cinéma d’Alès.

He lives in New York and Sag Harbor, with yearly travels to Ireland.