Ian Thuillier is a an award winning photographer and documentary maker based in Ireland.
Past documentaries directed by Thuillier include ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, Gavin Friday’ (2010) and ‘Ghost Blues – The Rory Gallagher Story’ (2010). Both documentaries include interviews with Edge and Bono of U2, Johnny Marr, Slash and Bob Geldof to name but a few.
His 2003 debut documentary ‘Darkroom’ about his late brother, the fine art photographer Harry Thuillier Jnr, won best documentary at the Boston Irish Film Festival and Ian was also nominated for an IFTA award for Best New Talent.
2013 saw him travel to Cambodia and Thailand where he made a photographic study of the Monks of Angkor Wat and the Sea Gypsies of southern Thailand.
His short film called ‘DRIVEN’ was selected for the Cork Independent Film Festival, IndieLisboa 2014 and Glasgow Short Film Festival. DRIVEN also won an Honourable Mention Award at the 2014 International Berlin Film Festival.
2015 saw Thuillier selected from over 100,000 photographers worldwide for the finals of the Sony World Photography Awards.
He also spent 7 months in Asia on a photographic journey which resulted in the highly acclaimed photographic exhibition in Dublin called VIETNAM 40. He released a book of the same title, which captured the people and landscape of Vietnam forty years after the war.
In 2016 he was invited to exhibit ‘Vietnam 40’ in Vietnam by Culture Ireland and the Irish Embassy. He also produced a book for the Irish Embassy, celebrating 20 years bilateral relations between Ireland and Vietnam. While travelling throughout Vietnam in 2016, he captured many images of Vietnamese street life, from villages and towns throughout the country, which would contribute to his third photographic book called ‘Vietnam LIFE’, which was published in January 2017.
Thuillier is currently photographing the 2017 Formula 1 races throughout the world. He is also working on a book of F1 images with contributions from past and present drivers, which will be released at the end of 2018.