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Niamh Swanton is a performative photographer who is from and based in Dunmore East, Co. Waterford. She graduated from Crawford College of Art and Design in 2019, where she gained a degree in Fine Art. Swanton’s work revolves around the human condition. She is particularly interested in the more dispiriting side of the human condition focusing on topics such as anxieties, heartbreak and existential dread. She uses both performance and staged photography as a means to explore the inner workings of one's mind, to create tangible forms form the thoughts and emotions in question. Since graduating college Niamh Swanton has had publications in Source, Graduate Photography Showcase, Issue 098, Bloomers, OUT OF BODY, Issue 04 and Aesthetica, Future Now 2022 anthology. Along with exhibitions such as Origins, Lismore Castle Arts, Waterford, Saturation, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork and Collateral Damage, Pyle Center, Wisconsin.


Cork Photo

The Gallery at No.46 Grand Parade, Cork, 2018

CIT Fine Art Graduate Exhibition

Craword College, Cork, 2019

Origins Graduate Award Exhibition 

Lismore Castle Arts, Waterford, 2019​


Crawford Gallery, Cork, 2022

Collateral Damage, Pyle Center, Wisconsin, 2022

People, Places, Things & The Space in Between, Outset Gallery, Galway, 2023


Emerging Female Artist of the Year / Cork - 2019

Origins Graduate Award / Waterford - 2019

Fledgling Award  / Cork - 2019

Featured Press

Bloomers Issue 04, Out of Body/ 2019

Source Graduate Photography Showcase/ 2019

Aesthetica, Future Now 2022 anthology

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