About DUPA

Established in 1948, Dublin University Photography Association (DUPA) is the photography society of Trinity College Dublin. We offer members the opportunity to improve their photography skills, while providing a forum for exhibiting their work.

Society Of The Year Awards 2016

Nominated for eight awards across seven categories. Won four:

    1. Best Medium Society
    2. Best Event – Habitat [Winner]
    3. Best 4th Week Event – Light Painting Workshop [Winner]
    4. Best Poster – Habitat [Winner]
    5. Best Poster – Christmas Exhibition
    6. Best Society Journal – DUPA Photobook 2015
    7. Best Online Presence – duphotos.net [Winner]
    8. Best Individual – Gearóid Gibbs, Chair

Society Of The Year Awards 2015

Nominated for Best Medium, Best Individual (Andrew Murphy, Chair) and Best Publication. Won two:

  • Best Overall Society of the Year
  • Best Medium Society of the Year

Society Of The Year Awards 2010

Nominated for four awards. Won two:

  • Best Medium Society of the Year
  • Special achievement award for Gabriele Pierantoni, our current class officer and former chairperson

5 Reasons To Join

  1. Learn
    Lessons on everything including taking better photographs, using an SLR camera, Adobe Photoshop, studio portraiture work and darkrooms.
  2. Travel
    Take what you’ve learned and try it out. Take photos on our trips around Dublin, around Ireland and around the world.
  3. Discounts
    Want to print some digital photos? Avail of our member’s discounts at John Gunn Camera Shop on Wexford Street and Conn’s Cameras on Clarendon Street and save yourself a fortune.
  4. Facilities
    As a member, you’ll get free access to our two darkrooms and the opportunity to borrow film SLR cameras, digital SLR cameras, lenses, tripods, flashguns and photography books.
  5. Receptions
    We’ll have major exhibitions throughout the year. Show off your work or just relax and enjoy our free refreshments.