About

I am a freelance photographer and photojournalist 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, The Sydney Morning Herald and more.

I covered the inauguration of Donald Trump in Washington in 2017 for Al Jazeera, The Sun and The Sunday Independent, The California Primaries for Al Jazeera in June 2016, the German elections, The European Migrant crisis, HM Queen Elizabeth II and Barack Obama’s visit to Ireland for the London Evening Standard as both a journalist and photographer, 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 projects across the countries and put together over 100 live interviews and film coverage.

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

Various jobs 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 had the pleasure of visiting the world’s largest telescope in Chile.

My photos and articles have also appeared in publications including Al Jazeera, The Sunday Independent, The Irish Times, The Sydney Morning Herald,  The Evening Herald, Image Magazine, RSVP Magazine, VIP Magazine, The Times, RTE Television, TV3, TNT24, The Dubliner Magazine, global website weblogtheworld and many more.

My photographs have also been used for CD covers for DJ David de Valera. My clients include Rehab Group Ireland, Down Syndrome Ireland, CRY Ireland, Edmund Rice Foundation amongst others. I have been a finalist at the Burrard Lucas global photographic competition, The Daily Telegraph photography competition and the was nominated in the top 50 photos of the year for the website www.pix.ie numerous times.

I am available for fashion, corporate, advertising, bespoke shoots, weddings, actors headshots, editorial shoots, news stories, photo-stories, charity, PR events and anything that requires being captured on camera. I look forward to taking your photo!

Please call me on + 353 (0)89 2195385 or email me on barbaramccarthyphotos@gmail.com to discuss a competitive price.