Walkers Stories from the Docklands Photography Competition

Pictured was Garry Ferguson, Managing Partner, Walkers, Walkers photographer in Residence, Kate Nolan and Andrew Hetherington, Chief Executive, Business to Arts with transition year student Genoveva Nemes (16) of CBS Westland Row at the launch of photographic exhibition titled ‘Docklands Story Walks’. Picture Conor McCabe Photography.

Pictured was Garry Ferguson, Managing Partner, Walkers, Walkers photographer in Residence, Kate Nolan and Andrew Hetherington, Chief Executive, Business to Arts with transition year student Genoveva Nemes (16) of CBS Westland Row at the launch of photographic exhibition titled ‘Docklands Story Walks’. Picture Conor McCabe Photography.

In spring 2019, Walkers invited their staff and family members, along with students from local schools in the Dublin Docklands area, to participate in a photography competition, focusing on the themes of community, neighbourhood, work and play. The winners were:

Julia Kolasa, Rutland NS student, in the 11 years and under age category

Yung Kien Chong, CBS Westland Tow student, in the 12 – 18 years of age category

Niamh Pender, in the Walkers staff category

The winning photographs are on display in the new Walkers offices in the IFSC. This project builds on the Walkers Photographer-in-Residence programme which is now its second year.

Garry Ferguson, Managing Partner, Walkers commented:

‘’The photography competition itself is just one component of the Photographer-in-Residence programme which involves our staff, the students of CBS Westland Row and Visual Artist, Kate Nolan in a manner which we believe reflects the ‘Walkers Way’ of working collaboratively in the community. Introducing art through the medium of photography into the Walkers workplace has had many benefits, including the promotion of enhanced communications between our people and those living and being educated in this community and the creation of a shared Docklands vision on the themes which have been the focus of this competition, namely community, neighbourhood, work and play”

At the announcement, Andrew Hetherington, Chief Executive, Business to Arts stated:

‘As we build on our partnership with Walkers and the Docklands Arts Fund, we are very happy to see the collaboration between Kate Nolan, the students of CBS Westland Row and Walkers staff continue to evolve. This programme has enabled participants involved to develop their photographic and creative skills while documenting life within the Docklands area. Taking the beautiful backdrop of Dublin Docklands as inspiration, we were delighted with the response to the Walkers photography competition from both staff and students in the local area ’.

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