Kenneth O Halloran was born in the West of Ireland, and is a graduate of the Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dun Laoghaire and has just completed an MFA in Photography from the University of Ulster, Belfast.
Based in Dublin, he is currently working on a number of long term projects, which include a personal portrayal of his family shot over 5 years.
His project 'Tales from the Promised Land' was shortlisted for the Terry O'Neill Award 2010 and a portrait entitled Twins: Puck Fair was shown in The National Portrait Gallery in London, as part of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2010.
He has recently received third prize in the Portrait Stories category of the World Press Photo awards and is also the recipient of the Focus Project Monthly Award (March 2011)
He received an honorable mention in the Art of Photography show San Diego 2011 and a portrait entitled Olive,selling dresses has been selected for exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery (Taylor Wessing 2011).
He received an honorable mention in Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2011 and was winner of the Terry O'Neill/Tag Award 2011.