DR JOHN CUDDIHY has been elected president of the Irish Photography Foundation. Dr Cuddihy, who is a GP at the Dean Street Medical Centre, said it was a great honour to have been elected to the head of the foundation.
Dr Cuddihy, who describes himself as terminally addicted to photography, said “It’s wonderful to be involved in creative photography particularly at a time when we’re at the helm of the world. It is a distinct honour”. The new position means that Dr Cuddihy will be taking over the official duties of the Irish Photography Foundation in the wake of their recent success at the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) exhibition in Hanoi, Vietnam. The Irish Photography Foundation is the umbrella organistion of rall the camera clubs in Ireland. Dundalk camera club was crowned the overall champion at the FIAP event in Vietnam, while Cellbridge finished in 3rd out of a field of over 200 camera clubs.
The first event that Dr Cuddihy will attend in his official capacity will be much closer to home in the St Patrick’s centre in Loughboy. He will be presenting prizes for the secondary schools photography competition on Thursday 5th May 2011 starting at 8.00pm.
Dr Cuddihy also invited anyone who is interested to attend the weekly meetings of the Kilkenny Photographis Society which are held evey Thursday at 8pm above the Home Rule Club on John’s Quay.