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Noel Bowler

Senior Lecturer in Photography

Noel Bowler is a photographer and educator. Born in Ireland, He holds an MFA in photography from University of Ulster, Belfast and a BA (Hons) Degree in Documentary Photography from the University of Wales, Newport. His work has been exhibited worldwide including New York Photofestivel and Les Recontres d’Arles, with recent exhibitions in Tokyo, Dali International Photography Festival, Yunan, China and the Design Museum London. Bowler has been nominated for the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize in 2011 and for the Prix Pichtet Photography Prize in 2012 and 2016.


Portrait and Light                                                                                       

Individual Practice                                                                      

Professional Practice 2                                                              

Critical Studies: Photography and Visual Culture

Degree Project (contributor)

Dissertation (contributor)

Research interests

Bowler is interested in studying the familiar and everyday interior environments and how these spaces impact on the decisions made by those who occupy them. His current body of research, in conjunction with The New York Times and The Washington Post is looking at the downturn in the newspaper newsroom and its effects on the global labour market.


Union, New Irish Works, (Library Project Press, 2016)

Union,  (Kehrer Verlag 2015)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 2018    Union, Impressions Gallery, Bradford, UK 

2018     Union, Remainders Stronghold Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 

2017    Union, Waterfront Gallery, University of Suffolk 

2017    Union, Seen Fifteen Gallery, London 

2017    Union, Gallery of Photography, Ireland 

2016    New Irish Works, Paris Photo, Paris

2016    New Irish Works, Library Project, Dublin

2015   Dali International Photography Festival, Yunan, China

2015   Nine Lives, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Ireland

2015   Nine Lives, Design Museum London