Sexton’s life through a lens opportunity
‘Own The Night’ invites visitors to witness the night unfolding across multiple cities through photography, part performance, part cultural reportage, part photo-challenge.
The Sexton Photography Exhibition takes place in Dublin’s Project Arts Centre on Thursday 18th July, showcasing talent from all over Ireland and beyond with photos capturing the spirit of the night as the sun begins to set, documenting the world as shadows lengthen, offices close and cities come alive.
Renowned Irish and international photographers will display their own ‘Own The Night’ interpretations featuring a combination of dark and dusk.
The Sexton has also dared other photographers – both amateur and professional – interested in conceptual, reportage and street photography to enter this competition at TheSexton.ie.
Each entrant is tasked with capturing a range of events and locations in their own personal style featuring scenes from across Ireland. The mission is to demonstrate how they ‘Own The Night’ with their camera – to capture the essence of their city or aspects of their city as night falls.
The successful photos will be included in the exhibition on multiple media within the space including print, digital screens and projection.
Inspired by the darkrooms used to develop print photographs, the exhibition will also welcome guests into a sensory tasting experience of The Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey.
With their vision dimmed by low lights, visitors’ senses will be heightened allowing them to appreciate new levels of flavour brought to life by the sounds, scents and the taste of The Sexton. In the gallery space guests can view the eclectic photography collection whilst enjoying a selection of The Sexton cocktails.
The namesake of The Sexton was a custodian of sacred objects, one who prepared the grave, the last person to see people, body and soul, before they were laid to rest. As a unique single malt distilled in copper and aged in sherry oak casks, it’s perfect for mixing cocktails.
“The nature of this exhibition will provide a unique insight into the night and will beautifully document the restless nature of urban life after dark,” commented Master Blender Alex Thomas.
Photographers can upload photos to www.TheSexton.ie.
Those who’d like to attend can purchase tickets via EventBrite.