Ángel Luis González Fernández

Hope you are enjoying the sun and summer showers! Here at UCS we have been busy pushing our open call.

Last week we announced Ángel Luis González Fernández has one of our selectors.


Ángel Luis González Fernández is the founder and Director of PhotoIreland, an Irish organisation dedicated to promote critical thinking around Photography, and a deeper engagement with the Visual Arts. Ángel Luis initiated in 2011 ‘The Library Project’, a collection of publications around Photography, the core of a public resource library already holding over 1000 key items from 180 publishers worldwide. The Library Project also offers now a specialised bookshop and a gallery at its current premises in 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland. Nominated for the David Manley Entrepreneur Award in 2011, Ángel Luis won the Arts category for his work in PhotoIreland. He has reviewed in other festivals like KAUNAS Photo, FORMAT, Athens Photo Festival, Riga Photomonth, and Les Rencontres d’Arles. Ángel Luis published the book ‘Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade’ in 2011, and ‘New Irish Works’ in 2013, and has designed books for Irish photographers such as Miriam O’Connor and David Farrell.

He joins our equally illustrious panel of experts including Sean O’Hagan, Melanie Manchot, Mari Mahr, Pete James, Zelda Cheatle, Richard Sawdon-Smith, Julie Cockburn and Dave Than.

Now let the submissions roll in!