The Irish Museum of Modern Art is currently holding an exhibition of photographic works entitled, Second Sight: The David Kronn Collection.

Kronn, an Irish-born American medical geneticist living in the U.S., has been an active photographer whilst training and working in the field of medicine and the works he has amassed for this exhibition are a promised gift to IMMA.

The David Kronn collection compromises over 550 photos that have been collected by Kronn for the past twenty years, and include works by award-winning contemporary photographers such as Simon Norfolk and Trine Søndergaard, as well as content from 19th-century Daguerreotypes.

In 2011, IMMA staged the first exhibition from this collection which featured works by many modern masters, including Irving Penn, Diane Arbus and Harry Callahan.

Daido Moriyama Back of Head
Simon Norfolk - Afghanistan 2001
Second Sight marks the donation of 50 works to IMMA from the Kronn Collection. These works will be shown alongside a display of work by contemporary international photographers from the IMMA collection.

Second Sight: The David Kronn Collection is on show at IMMA until 9th November and admission is free. On 31st October a critical response to the work by Justin Carville takes place from 1.15pm-2.00pm in the Garden Galleries and on 4th November, there is a photographer’s talk and discussion with Amelia Stein from 6pm-7pm in the Lecture Room. For more information visit

Gary Coyle -- Lovely Winter Swim
Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)
Royal Hospital
Military Road
Dublin 8 

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All images courtesy of IMMA; image credits (in order of publication):
– Lead image Doug Dubois, My last day at seventeen, Kieran, Dylan and Cian at Cuskinny Bay, Cobh, 2011, 61 x 76 cm, Gazebo, The David Kronn Collection;
– Daido Moriyama, Back of Head 2009, Gelatin silver print, 23 x 34 cm, The David Kronn Collection;
– Simon Norfolk, Afghanistan 2001, C-print, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donation, David Kronn Collection, 2014;
– Gary Coyle, Lovely Water Swim #1263 23.08.2004, 23.08.2004, C – print, The David Kronn Collection


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