About

barbara mc carthyI am a freelance photographer, journalist and commentator based in Dublin. I work as a regular contributor to Al Jazeera,  The Sydney Morning Herald, The Irish Independent, The Sunday Times, The Sunday Independent, The Irish Times and others.

After a completing a degree in Trinity College, Dublin, I went on to complete a journalism diploma at the London School of Journalism and completed my media training at CNN Berlin thereafter. Stints in DSF German TV followed before travelling the world and returning to Dublin to work in radio and becoming a weekly contributor to the Sunday Times business section and the travel section for the Sunday Tribune.

Following on, I studied photography and went on to cover events including the inauguration of Donald Trump in Washington in 2017 both as a journalist and photographer for Al Jazeera, The Sun and The Sunday Independent, The California primaries for Al Jazeera, the German elections, the European migrant crisis, HM Queen Elizabeth II and Barack Obama’s visit to Ireland as well as the UK Elections, the Irish referendum on gay marriage and more.  I travelled to Sierra Leone, Peru, Bolivia and Zambia for Edmund Rice Development, where I photographed and filmed projects across the countries.

Various assignments have taken me to the Oscars in Los Angeles, the Cannes Film Festival, the Monaco Grand Prix and others. I also interviewed business leaders in Silicon Valley and was allowed a rare visit to the world’s largest telescope in Chile.

I also reported from Ibiza, Burning Man and China and was the only journalist to visit the Peru Two in prison in Lima, Peru. My exclusive interview featured in the Sunday Independent in December 2013.

I currently work as an opinion writer for the Irish Independent. As a commentator, I have appeared in shows including RTE’s Highly Recommended, Cutting Edge, Claire Byrne Live, The Savage Eye, TV3s The Tonight Show, The Sunday Show and in Germany on ‘Taff- Burning Man special’ on Pro 7, Sept 2018 amongst others.

I am available for fashion, corporate, advertising, bespoke shoots, weddings, actors headshots, editorial shoots, news stories, photo-stories, charity, PR events and more.

Please call + 353 (0)89 2195385.

Email: barbaramccarthyphotos@gmail.com