[Alison McDonnell Photography]


About Me

I have over 15 years experience working on marketing, fundraising and photography campaigns for SME's, MNC's and non-profits including Diageo Ireland, Amnesty International, Marriage Equality, Eircom, Pavee Point, TENI and Irish Wheelchair Association to name a few. I hold a Master of Fine Art in Photography (Ulster University) and a Master of Business Studies in Marketing (Dublin City University) demonstrating both creative and business skills.

Focusing on fundraising strategies at both corporate & community level I have secured funds from high end corporate funders, government departments & community programs.  I have developed new campaigns and implemented strategies at various charities in order to generate more fundraising income within the disability and LGBTQI rights sector.  

I helped drive footfall and develop campaigns for Multi-National organisations achieved by a strong creative marketing background and an excellent understanding of target markets. 

My work has been published by Amnesty International, Diageo, Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI), PinkNews and other non-profits/commercial organisations. Images from the project Transgender Ireland have been published in the landmark publication "Touching the Surface - Trans Voices in Ireland" and "Equality and Identity" which were produced by TENI.

My photography documentary Transpose (2014) is a recent project which was a collaboration with transgender people in Ireland. The work grew to become an appreciation of key trans activists and allies in Ireland at a particular moment. It was important to me to have a record of the people who, up until very recently, were denied rights in our country as well as the people who are fighting for equality and advocating on behalf of trans people.  This work was published by Studio Aad in 2014 in their "Where We Are" series of photobooks.

Transpose was exhibited in 2013 as part of the PhotoIreland festival in the Gallery of Photography, Dublin and as part of the group show, INTERIM at Belfast Exposed Gallery. This new work was published by TENI as part of a landmark report on transphobic hate crimes in Ireland. My work has been exhibited in Ireland, the UK and US.

Contact Me

Nothing excites me more than collaborating on new and existing initiatives.  Get in touch with me today by sending a message below.  Alternatively you can contact me by phone, email or social media to arrange a meeting. I'd love to hear from you.

E almcdonnell@hotmail.com

M +353 86 801 8264

T https://twitter.com/Al_McDonnell

L https://www.linkedin.com/in/mcdonnellalison/

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