Award-winning UK photographer Mike Goldwater is a founding member of Network Photographers the internationally renowned London agency, Mike’s passion is producing editorial and corporate imagery, and film-making. He is the owner, director of Blue Cube Productions Ltd. His work has appeared world-wide in major magazines, exhibitions, corporate publications and presentations. He has visited over 70 countries on assignments.
Mike’s many commercial clients include several large corporations such as the BBC and Coca Cola, Standard Chartered Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB), Land Rover and Virgin Trains among others.
He has produced films for varied clients from Channel 4 News, the World Wildlife Fund and Morrisons Supermarkets. His work has appeared world-wide in major established publications or presentations for clients such as The Telegraph, FT magazine, Newsweek, Stern, Paris Match, Grande Reportage, Anadarko, Chevron and many more.
Among the awards he has accumulated are the World Press Photo in 1994 and 1999 for General News, and Nature and the Environment. He has been exhibiting in both group and solo shows since 1982.
His exhibition ‘Between Revolution and War’, organized by Fundacion Lattitudes, at the salon Camilo Minero, Cancilleria de la Republica, San Salvador, was last exhibited Sept. 4-Oct 17, 2016 at the National Media Museum, Bradford, UK.
EL SALVADOR, 1982: Displaced Families, Berlin.
EL SALVADOR, 1982: A priest hears confessions in the cathedral.
EL SALVADOR, 1982: People carry white flags as they leave their houses for the first time in several days.
EL SALVADOR, 1984: Salvadorean troops cross the river Torola into guerrilla-held territory.
EL SALVADOR, 1986: Students put up banners in a church courtyard.
EL SALVADOR, 1990: A mass for the poor held at San Jose De Las Montanas.
LA VERTUD REFUGEE CAMP, 1981: Salvadorean refugees from Chalatenengo shelter in Honduras, close to the border with El Salvador.
EL SALVADOR, 1984: - A mother shields her child in a bomb shelter during an air-raid by the Salvadorean airfoce on Guazapa.
CHALATENANGO, EL SALVADOR, 1984: - Within the FPL Guerrillas' Zones of Control - People gather for an evening of music.
EL SALVADOR, 1984: - Within the FPL Guerrillas' Zones of Control - A group of young volunteers in the FPL's Popular Militia.
CHALATENANGO, EL SALVADOR, FEB 1984: - Within the FPL Guerrillas' Zones of Control A young girl with a pet parrot.
GUAZAPA, EL SALVADOR, February 1984: - Within the FPL Guerrillas' Zones of Control - A teacher conducts her class in the ruins of a church.
Born Dublin, Ireland 1972.
Joby Hickey is a visual artist based in Dublin. He was apprenticed to his father, the painter and etcher Patrick Hickey and lived in Dun Laoghaire for most of his childhood. He studied Fine Art in Dun Laoghaire Art School from 1992 / 94 before leaving to concentrate on film studies and work with David Shaw Smith on a series of documentaries.
Since 2009, Hickey has had a parallel research practice into analogue photographic techniques and has developed a unique set of photographic skills. He builds his own cameras from found materials and recycled lenses, makes hand made negative plates and uses analogue production techniques.
These processes were honed through trial and experimentation. To date some of the research images have been shown as digital prints in solo shows at Galerie G11, Berlin (2011), Sebastian Guinness Gallery, Dublin (2012) and shortlisted for the first Alliance Francaise Photography Award (2011).
Solo & Group shows 2016 ‘Landscape Rising’ Solomon Gallery. Photography by Karl Burke, Mary Furlong, Kim Haughton and Joby Hickey. Curated by Jennie Ricketts.
Solomon Gallery, Winter Group Show. Nov – December 2016.
2015/16 RHA Gallery, Dublin. Annual Exhibition. Kings Inn Law Library. ‘Cover to Canvas’ group show. https://www.kingsinns.ie/news/item/2015/04/cover-to-canvas-artist-of-the-day--joby-hickey-photographer-andpainter/
2013 ‘H2’, Joby Hickey and Sean Hillen, Inspirational Arts. Dublin. Opened by John Boorman.
2012 ’20,000 kilometers’ Sebastian Guinness Gallery, Dublin, Ireland. http://marathonirish.com/?pt_speakers=joby-hickey 2011 ‘Heliotropes” G11 Galerie, Friedrichshain, Berlin. http://berlin.g11-art.de/about.htm Alliance Française Dublin. Short listed for the 2nd photography Award Competition. Joby Hickey, Doreen Kennedy, Roseanne Lynch & Jean-Luc Morales www.alliance-francaise.ie 2009 Green Lane Gallery, Paris, France. 2007 ‘Magic Realism’ Bold Art Gallery, Galway, Ireland. 2006 Dalkey Arts, Dublin.
Commissions & Awards 2016 The Pearse Centre, Pearse Street, Dublin. The Ireland Institute. Commission for 1916 Easter Rising commemoration: 24th April 2016. Commissioned to produce large framed photographic works of battle sites from the Rising. 2012 ‘Selling Heaven’ by Brendan McCormack, Poetry book cover. Published by Burning Apple Press, USA. 2012. 2011 Culture Ireland Award, for ‘Heliotropes” G11 Berlin. 2006 Nokia Short Film Award. https://www.youtu/watch?v=hEDzhujMpeE.
Collections Joby Hickeys work in the private & public collections of: J.P Donleavy, Ken Loach, Leonard Cohen, OPW, and private collections in Ireland, Tokyo, Brussels, Los Angeles, New York, London & Berlin.