Enda Bowe's work is concerned with cinematic narratives; blending documentary and staged photography, he creates images tracing the physical and psychological landscapes of the everyday. He embeds himself in both urban and suburban worlds, that are at once personal and universal..
To date Enda's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums including the Victoria & Albert Museum , London, Red Hook Gallery, New York, the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, the National Portrait Gallery, London, Fotohof, Salzburg, Dortmund U, Dortmund, The Gallery of Photography, Dublin and The Visual Centre Of Contemporary Art, Ireland.
Enda won the Zürich Portrait Prize 2019, National Gallery, Ireland. He received the Taylor Wessing Portrait Second Prize on consecutive years, 2018 and 2019, National Portrait Gallery, London and in 2023 was nominated again for the Taylor Wessing Prize and long-listed for his work titled "Love's Fire Song" in the Prix Pictet Awards, V&A Gallery, London.
Enda worked with Lenny Abrahamson as unit stills photographer on the acclaimed TV series ‘Normal People’, and collaborated again on Abrahamson’s ‘Conversations With Friends’.
"I had the great pleasure and good fortune of meeting Enda Bowe around the time ‘Adam & Paul’ came out. He got in touch because he liked the film and felt a kinship there with his own work. I remember the feeling when he shared his images with me - just an awareness of depth and truth and above all a kind of perfect tender empathy and humanity. I’ve returned to his photographs often, when I feel the need to be reminded of that extraordinary relationship that can exist between the looker and the looked-at. Enda’s subjects are responding to him as a very special, deeply empathetic human being and somehow his camera captures that response and with it something essential about that person.”
Lenny Abrahamson, 2020
Enda has always been inspired by cinema, this collaboration of working as a photographer in Film and TV productions is a lifetime dream of his and something he both relishes in and loves.
Recent film projects include "God's Creatures" starring Emily Watson and Paul Mescal, "Small Things Like These" starring Cillian Murphy and "In The Land Of Saints And Sinners" starring Liam Neeson.
Enda is a committed photographer who approaches both commissioned and personal projects with the same passion, consideration, sensitivity, dedication and attention to detail. He is from Ireland and lives and works in London and Dublin.