Born in Dublin, lives in Meath, works everywhere!

Mary Furlong was born in Dublin and spent her preschool days playing in her Mother’s toyshop. After working in fashion design she changed direction and returned to college to study photography. She worked as a research assistant/assistant to the Director in the Gallery of Photography and as a photography tutor in Griffith College, Ringsend CDVEC and St. Peters College, Killester.

From 1996 to 2012 she was the portrait photographer for the Alternative Miss Ireland, in 2004 these portraits were published in the book “Dancing at the Crossroads: Glamour Rooted in Despair”. She was Perry Ogden’s photo assistant and studio manager for ten years and the co-ordinator and tutor of the Ballymun Photography Club, a Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane educational outreach programme.

Mary lives in Trim, she is interested in stories, personal living histories and local places and their hidden histories, the commonplace and the generally overlooked. She is inspired by what she finds around her, everyday objects and situations, chance remarks, snippets and stories. Mary looks for what she thinks is extraordinary in the everyday. She also likes to work collaboratively within communities.

Mary's clients include The Financial Times and The Telegraph. Her ongoing project The Red Ribbon has been exhibited widely, in June 2017 three photographs from this project won the Solstice Visual Arts Award.

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