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New Irish Works

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New Irish Works
Published by PhotoIreland Foundation
English

 

Softcover
20 softcover publications in a green cloth-bound case
2016-2017
225 x 150 x 100 mm.

Selected by an international panel of 23 professionals, New Irish Works brings you a selection of 20 projects and 20 photographers representing the diverse range of practices coming from Ireland. New Irish Works 2016 is a year long project of 10 presentations and 20 publications that aims to highlight the great moment Irish Photography is experiencing.

The artists selected are Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Aisling McCoy, Caitriona Dunnett, Dara McGrath, Daragh Soden, David Thomas Smith, Eanna de Freine, Emer Gillespie, Enda Bowe, Jan McCullough, Jill Quigley, Kate Nolan, Mandy O’Neill, Matthew Thompson, Miriam O’Connor, Noel Bowler, Robert McCormack, Roseanne Lynch, Shane Lynam, and Yvette Monahan.

About New Irish Works
In 2013, New Irish Works presented a selection of 25 projects by photographers based in Ireland drawn from an open call. It is still today a solid representation of the growing diversity of practices on the island. 2016 presented an updated selection of contemporary Irish photographers, selected by an international panel. The panel consisted of: Alejandro Castellote, Ángel Luis González Fernández, Ângela Ferreira, Azu Nwagbogu, Claire Monneraye, Clara de Tezanos, Elsa Modin, Heidi Romano, Jörg Colberg, Karen McQuaid, Kim Knoppers, Lars Boering, Louise Clements, Maira Dudareva, María García Yelo, Martino Marangoni, Miranda Driscoll, Moritz Neumüller, Peggy Sue Amison, Seán Kissane, Stacey Baker, and Yumi Goto.

newirishworks.com

TLP Editions: Proverbs

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Proverbs
Robert Ellis
TLP Editions
Published by PhotoIreland Foundation
English

 

Softcover
36 pages
148 x 210 mm.
2017
No ISBN

 

Proverbs is an ongoing body of work using photographic images and audio recordings that engage with the contemporary landscape of Uganda, exploring its layers of memory.

While the age-old Ugandan proverbs exist as a form of concentrated wisdoms based on experience, the work does not attempt to merely portray these. Rather, it seeks to create a platform that might allow them to be re-imagined. Wandering through this unfamiliar landscape, Robert Ellis’ photographs linger on the people and its landforms.

Fluid in approach, there are no fixed stories to tell or conclusive outcomes to communicate. An overarching narrative considers how place is experienced, in terms of its aesthetic values, and for the layers of memory and history that it holds.

About the Artist
Robert Ellis is an Irish photographer who completed his MFA in Photography from the University of Ulster in Belfast (2011), having previously graduated with a BA Hons Degree in Photography from Dublin Institute of Photography (2007).
His photography deals with the notion of “home”, working with small rural communities, often relying on inherent or local knowledge to inform a sense of place.
Recent solo shows include Belfast Exposed Gallery and Peckham 24 as part of Photo London. He was invited as an emerging European photographer to participate in Plat(t) form 2014 at the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland. In 2014, he was commissioned by Curator Valerie Connor for Golden Mountain, TULCA Visual Arts Festival. His work was featured in New Irish Works as part of PhotoIreland Festival 2013, including the publication of the same name.
During 2013, he began working at the Nagenda International Academy of Art & Design in Uganda, where he currently is a visiting lecturer and Artist in Residence.

robertellis.eu

About the Publisher
PhotoIreland Foundation is a volunteer led organisation dedicated to stimulating a critical dialogue around Photography in Ireland, and to promoting internationally the work of artists in and from Ireland. PhotoIreland is committed to the cultivation of a deeper and critical understanding of Photography. In 2010, PhotoIreland launched Ireland’s first international festival of Photography & Image Culture: PhotoIreland Festival. It celebrated Ireland’s first Book & Magazine Fair in 2011, dedicated to Photography, which was the germ of The Library Project, a unique public resource library focused on the photobook opened in 2013.

photoireland.org

TLP Editions: King’s Road

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King’s Road
Kevin Griffin
TLP Editions
Published by PhotoIreland Foundation
English

 

Softcover
36 pages
148 x 210 mm.
2017
No ISBN

 

The King’s Road was built in 1694 by King Charles II as a private thoroughfare stretching from St James’ Palace to Fulham. In more recent years, it became known as a place of fashion dominated by independent boutiques, the birthplace of the mini-skirt and Punk Rock.
In 1984, armed with his brand new Canon A-1 and one roll of film, Kevin photographed passers-by sitting opposite The Pheasantry in The Kings Road. It was really a way of familiarising himself with the new technology the camera offered. He never printed any of the pictures until 2017, when he found the roll of negatives stuffed away in a box at his parents’ attic.
Kevin returned to the same location in May 2017 to shoot for a couple of hours on a Saturday afternoon, this time armed with a digital Canon. He shot the equivalent of eight rolls.

“Obviously the place has changed, far too many trees, phones, MacDonald’s and way more buses. Not so many people though, perhaps they were shopping online.”

About the Artist
Kevin Griffin is a photographer based in Clifden, County Galway, Ireland.

kevingriffinphoto.com

About the Publisher
PhotoIreland Foundation is a volunteer led organisation dedicated to stimulating a critical dialogue around Photography in Ireland, and to promoting internationally the work of artists in and from Ireland. PhotoIreland is committed to the cultivation of a deeper and critical understanding of Photography. In 2010, PhotoIreland launched Ireland’s first international festival of Photography & Image Culture: PhotoIreland Festival. It celebrated Ireland’s first Book & Magazine Fair in 2011, dedicated to Photography, which was the germ of The Library Project, a unique public resource library focused on the photobook opened in 2013.

photoireland.org

Seeds from the Zoo

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Seeds From the Zoo
Bryony Dunne
Self-Published
Arabic / English

 

Hardcover
3 covers
2016

 

The photobook Seeds From The Zoo features over fifty images from Dunne’s two-year documentary photography project on Giza Zoo’s flora and fauna. Established under British occupation in 1891, the zoo houses trees native to India, Brazil, Burma, Australia, Madagascar and the Malay Peninsula, which were imported to Egypt via the Suez Canal. On visits to the site, Dunne collected fallen seeds in the grounds and later painted the pattern of animals skins on their pods. 

About the Artist
Bryony Dunne is an Irish-artist based in Cairo. Her work explores the intersection between humanity and the natural world, often merging documentary and fiction. Dunne’s work has been exhibited at Goldsmiths University London, Contemporary Image Collective Cairo and the Irish Film Institute amongst others. She is currently working on a feature film titled Pembe, which follows the journey of the world’s last male Northern White Rhinoceros.

bryonymay.com

Incoming

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Incoming
Richard Mosse
Published by MACK Books
English

Texts by Giorgio Agamben and Richard Mosse

 

Softcover
576 pages
175 x 200 mm.
2017
ISBN: 9781910164778

 

At a moment when the world is facing the world’s largest refugee and migration crisis since the Second World War, Incoming by Irish artist and Deutsche Börse Photography Prize winner Richard Mosse deals with the major humanitarian and political plight of our time, the displacement of millions due to war, persecution and climate change. With illuminating texts by Mosse and the philosopher Giorgio Agamben, the 576-page book combines film stills from the artist’s latest video work made in collaboration with electronic composer Ben Frost and cinematographer Trevor Tweeten – a haunting and searing multi-channel film installation, accompanied by a visceral soundtrack. Journeys made by refugees and migrants across the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe are captured with a new weapons-grade surveillance technology that can detect the human body from 30.3km. Blind to skin colour, this camera technology registers only the contours of relative heat difference within a given scene, foregrounding the fragile human body’s struggle for survival in hostile environments.

As Mosse writes in his essay, ‘the camera carries a certain aesthetic violence, dehumanizing the subject, portraying people in zombie form as monstrous, stripping the individual from the body and portraying a human as mere biological trace.’Alluding literally and metaphorically to hypothermia, mortality, epidemic, global warming, weapons targeting, border surveillance, xenophobia, and the ‘bare life’ of stateless people, Mosse’s use of a military telephoto camera serves as an attempt to reveal its internal logic – to see the way missiles see. Following the narrative sequence of the film, the book presents still frames from footage of a live battle inside Syria in which a US aircraft strafes IS positions on the ground, to scenes showing refugees boarding rescue boats off the coast of Libya or gathered along the shores of Turkey under cover of darkness, or making the dangerous journey through the Sahara Desert, and the burning of the Jungle refugee camp. Like the film, the artist’s book bears witness to chapters in recent world events – mediated through weapons camera technology – while also shedding light on the ethical, technological, logistical and aesthetic issues involved in creating this major new work.

About the Artist
Richard Mosse is an Irish conceptual documentary photographer. Mosse gained significant attention for his photographs of the war in the Eastern Congo using colour infrared film intended to create a new perspective on conflict. This work was published in three books, exhibited in solo exhibitions, and won the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize in 2014. In 2017 his series Heat Maps, which includes the film Incoming (in collaboration with musician Ben Frost and Tweeten), had a solo exhibition, was published in a book, and won the Prix Pictet.

richardmosse.com

About the Publisher
Mack Books are an art and photography publishing house based in London, working with established and emerging artists, writers and curators, and cultural institutions.

mackbooks.co.uk

 

Here: A Photographic Record

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Here: A Photographic Record
Gregory Dunn
Published by Zero G

 

Hardcover
48 pages
160 x 240 mm.
2017
ISBN: 9780956043993

 

HERE. A photographic Record is a collection of observations of Dublin by Gregory Dunn. Taken largely during the recent recession, he documents aspects of the capital that many of us see without always realising we’re actually seeing them.

About the Artist
Gregory Dunn has been working on personal photographic and film projects for a number of years documenting various aspects of Ireland with a particular interest in the unconsidered. Having successfully completed a course at Ballyfermot College of Further Education in Television Operations and Production he now works primarily in the field of documentary television.

stoneybutter.com

About the Publisher
Zero-G is a brand strategy and design agency based in Dublin, Ireland. They partner with organisations and enterprises from around the world to help them change, connect, innovate and grow.

zero-g.ie

Gaelic Fields

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Gaelic Fields
Paul Carroll
Self-Published

Softcover
250 x 200 mm.

 

Gaelic Fields by Paul Carroll is a 7-year photography journey throughout Ireland, capturing the action of Gaelic club games in their unique surroundings and environment. The work imprints the rituals, decisive moments and flow of a Gaelic club game onto the backdrop of the local environment.

About the Artist
Paul Carroll is a Cork city based photographer. He also works in a social care environment with young adults and is the organiser of Cork’s homeless street league tournament.

gaelicfields.com

Italia 90 Dublin

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Italia 90 Dublin
Tony O’Shea
Published by Cafe Royal Books

Softcover
28 pages
140 x 200 mm.

 

A nation holds its breath! Many of us remember those famous words uttered by RTÉ Sports commentator George Hamilton moments before David O’Leary netted that famous penalty against Romania sending the Republic of Ireland to the quarter finals of the Italia 90 World Cup – albeit without winning a single game!

The team returned from a heroic display to be greeted by an estimated 500,000 people lining the streets from Dublin Airport to O’Connell Street. (Proportionately, more people came out to celebrate Ireland’s defeat in the Italia 90 quarter finals than the number of Germans who celebrated the World Cup winning team). For three weeks the nation experienced something close to mass hysteria.” – Edwin Bowe, Murmur

A collection of photographs taken by Irish photographer Tony O’Shea of the fans who lined those roads.

About the Artist
Tony O’Shea is an acclaimed Irish photographer. He has appeared in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines including The Sunday Times magazine, The Guardian, In Dublin and Libération.

About the Publisher
Café Royal Books (founded 2005) is an independent publisher based in Southport, England. Originally set up as a way to disseminate art, in multiple, affordably, quickly, and internationally while not relying on ‘the gallery’. Café Royal Books publishes artist’s books and zines as well as a weekly series of photobook/zines. The photographic publications are part of a long ongoing series, generally working with photographers and their archives, to publish work, which usually falls into 1970–2000 UK documentary / reportage.

caferoyalbooks.com

Border Roads

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Border Roads
Tony O’Shea
Published by Cafe Royal Books

Softcover
36 pages
140 x 200 mm.

 

O’Shea presents a  collection of images taken around the border between Northern and Southern Ireland during the early 1990s, on the eve of the controversial Anglo-Irish Agreement.

About the Artist
Tony O’Shea is an acclaimed Irish photographer. He has appeared in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines including The Sunday Times magazine, The Guardian, In Dublin and Libération.

About the Publisher
Café Royal Books (founded 2005) is an independent publisher based in Southport, England. Originally set up as a way to disseminate art, in multiple, affordably, quickly, and internationally while not relying on ‘the gallery’. Café Royal Books publishes artist’s books and zines as well as a weekly series of photobook/zines. The photographic publications are part of a long ongoing series, generally working with photographers and their archives, to publish work, which usually falls into 1970–2000 UK documentary / reportage.

caferoyalbooks.com

Colony Collapse Disorder

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Colony Collapse Disorder
Antonia Kenny
Self-Published (Dummy Book)

 

Hardcover
2017

 

This body of work explores the aftermath or consequences of an environment without bees, a kind of future anterior scenario. Bees play a vital role in our natural ecosystems as they are responsible for the pollination of many fruit, nuts, vegetables and other species. 100 crop species provide 90% of food worldwide and of those approximately 70 species are pollinated by bees. The high mortality rates of bees in Europe, America and Asia significantly threatens global biodiversity and it is this danger or sense of threat that underpins the work.

About the Artist
Antonia Kenny is a photographer studying in Dublin, main fields of interest include portraiture, music, street and documentary photography.

antoniakennyphotography.com

Clear of People

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Clear of People
Michal Iwanowski
Published by Brave Books
English

Softcover
120 pages
195 x 255 mm.
2017
ISBN: 9783000533518

Michal Iwanowski’s photobook Clear of People documents a 2,200km solitary journey that echoes his grandfather’s daring escape from soviet captivity in 1945.

This visual journey comes from the photographer’s personal archive as the project re‑enacts the map drawn by and inherited from his uncle. It begins in Russia, where Michal’s grandfather was kept as a prisoner‑of‑war together with his brother. Their daring escape from the camp was followed by a three‑month trek with constant hunger and exhaustion. The two men stayed clear of people, trying to avoid any possibly risky contact. What kept them alive was their longing to return to their family back in Poland.

About the Artist
Born in 1977 in Poland, Michal is currently living and working in Cardiff, Wales. He has an MA in English (University of Wroclaw, Poland, 2002) and an MFA in Documentary Photography (University of Wales, Newport 2008). He is currently working as a freelance photographer and teacher of photography at Ffotogallery, Cardiff.

michaliwanowski.com

About the Publisher
Brave Books is an independent publisher with a focus on photography and works that are best conveyed and represented in a book format.

bravebooks.berlin

Chrysalis

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Chrysalis
Catarina Leone
Self-Published (Dummy Book)

 

Hardcover
2017

 

Family photographs may serve to show us the past, but what do we do with them? How do we use them? Who do we show them to? It seems that the Family Album is more about today than it is about yesterday. It is an object of performance, it discloses traces of our most presentable moments, traces of our previous lives that are available for display, to be shown and shared, to be talked about. Focusing on the domestic in relation to patriarchal capitalism offers an opportunity to understand the family album. Women’s control over this object permission used as a tool for meaning making – one in which women express agency, claim their voice and declare the complexity of humanity with respect to patriarchy.

About the Artist:
Catarina Leone creates mixed media artworks, film, performances, analogue-collage and installation. With a conceptual approach, she touches on the relationship that society has with popular culture and mass media, working with repetition, provocation and the investigation of the process of expectations. By taking the performance of daily life as subject matter while commenting on the everyday aesthetic of mainstream values, she finds an inherent awkwardness, that echoes our own vulnerabilities. The artist also considers movement as a metaphor for the ever-adjusting woman who experiences a continuous stride for perfection. The construction of materials through Catarina Leone’s work are metaphorical of the diverse psychological states which, like identities, are never fixed and are constantly in flux.

catarinaleone.com

Tulips

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Tulips
Andrew Miksys
Published by Arok Books

Text by Laimonas Briedis

Hardcover
164 pages
280 x 230 mm.
2016
ISBN: 9780979069857

Andrew Miksys began traveling to Belarus about six years ago to photograph Victory Day, a holiday celebrating the Soviet victory over fascism and Nazi Germany. During the celebrations, tractors, military equipment, and factory workers parade through the streets. A vintage USSR flag flies on a radio tower over Minsk. At a military-themed park named Stalin Line, there is a new statue of Stalin, and World War II battles are reenacted by men dressed in Soviet and Nazi uniforms. Red tulips, a symbol of spring and rejuvenation in the USSR, fill the streets and are given to war veterans as a way of thanking them for their service. It can be disorienting. You might even feel like you are traveling back in time. The scars and, more importantly, the heroics of war have become the central focus of a government in search of a unifying national identity. Miksys soon discovered that other Soviet-style holidays, like October Revolution Day and Day of the Fatherland’s Defenders, are also observed in Belarus. He returned year after year to photograph them. The holidays, though, were more of a backdrop to his project, a way of following the path of national culture while looking for something more personal. Miksys often wandered off the official trail in an effort to seek more intimacy and understanding of a world that should be part of the past but is stubbornly resilient in the present.

About the Artist:
Andrew Miksys is from Seattle, living in Vilnius, Lithuania. His photography has been shown internationally including exhibitions at the Seattle Art Museum, Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre, Kaunas Gallery, “Ў” Gallery of Contemporary Art, and Maureen Paley Gallery. He has been the recipient of grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, Fulbright, and the Aaron Siskind Foundation. Andrew’s work has appeared in many publications and online including DAZED, The New Yorker, Harper’s, HOTSHOE, BuzzFeed, VICE, and AMERICAN SUBURB X. He has published several books through his publishing imprint ARÖK Books. His books include DISKO (2013) from his series about Lithuanian village discos and TULIPS (2016) a new book about Belarus.

andrewmiksys.com

About the Publisher:
ARÖK is an independent publisher based in Vilnius, Lithuania founded by photographer Andrew Miksys. In addition to publishing books, ARÖK, advises artists and photographers from around the world helping them print and publish their own books. ARÖK is also a resource for education about photobooks including workshops and hosting photobook events in Vilnius. ARÖK participates in several international book fairs including the New York Art Book Fair, LA Art Book Fair and OFFPRINT London.

arokbooks.com

 

Santa Barbara Return Jobs Back to Us

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Santa Barbara Return Jobs Back to Us
Alejandro Cartagena
Published by Skinnerboox

Text by Jonathan Blaustein

Softcover
112 pages
230 x 340 mm.
2016
ISBN: 9788894134124

 

The surface of a city can lure us into its immediate beauty. It is through walking and getting lost that the surface seems to peel away and present new impressions. During a residency in Santa Barbara California, Alejandro took to the streets and to the World Wide Web to explore the idea of what this place could be. He was interested in how it had been previously constructed in the mind of the outsider; was it a college town? The home of Opera Winfrey and other Hollywood stars? The Soap Opera of the 90´s? The site of school shootings? Though on the exterior this small tourist town seemed the picture-perfect American-Mediterranean escape, just under the façade seemed to lay something uneasy. Santa Barbara is Cartagena’s explorations of a narrative of that that can only be felt from the outside. It is a book about perceptions of a place. It suggests that nothing is immovable and no one is safe.

About the Artist:
Alejandro Cartagena lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico. His projects employ landscape and portraiture as a means to examine social, urban and environmental issues. Cartagena’s work has been exhibited internationally in more than 50 group and individual exhibitions in spaces including the the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris and the CCCB in Barcelona, and his work is in the collections of several museums including the San Francisco MOMA, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Portland Museum of Art, The West Collection, the Coppel collection, the FEMSA collection, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the George Eastman House and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and among others.

alejandrocartagena.com

About the Publisher:
Skinnerboox is an Italian publishing house focused on contemporary photography.

skinnerboox.com

Perigee

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Perigee
Paul Gaffney
Published by MM Artbook

Book 1:
Softcover
48 pages
230 x 305 mm.

Book 2:
Hardcover
68 pages
152.5 x 203 mm.

Books are magnet-bound together
2016

 

Walking through the Luxembourgish Ardennes, Gaffney documented his wanderings using polaroids. Later, he re-explored certain routes after nightfall, to photograph under the light of the full moon.

Bathed in its soft otherworldly glow, the forest’s narrow steep valleys evoke a mysterious, psychological wilderness, in what is in reality, a highly managed man-made environment.

Drawn with light that is barely perceptible to the eye, Gaffney’s photographs emerge out of intuition, coincidence, and an underlying longing for connection and stillness. And although it’s tempting to call them landscapes, they are created through different ways of knowing a place – ways that acknowledge the moving, feeling body, rather than the distanced and distancing eye, as the foundation of our experience.” – Eugenie Shinkle

About the Artist:
For the past number of years, Paul Gaffney has been investigating different ways of experiencing and representing landscape. His research is focused on developing a meditative approach to landscape photography, and explores how the act of image making can enable and disrupt a sense of connection with one’s surroundings.
Drawing on Arnold Berleant’s theory of a ‘participatory approach’ to landscape, in which the artist, environment and viewer are considered to be in continuous dialogue with each other, his practice proposes to communicate an experience of immersion in nature to the viewer.

Gaffney holds an MFA in Photography from the University of Ulster in Belfast, and a Diploma in Documentary Photography from the University of Wales, Newport.
He is represented by Oliver Sears Gallery (Dublin, Ireland).

paulgaffneyphotography.com

About the Publisher:
MM Artbook printing & repro was founded by Marcel Meesters in 2010. Based on many of the principles of 1455 Fine Art printers, of which Marcel was formerly a partner, MM Artbook printing & repro focuses on artbook printing, pursuing the highest production standards, and facilitating the demands of many of the top designers, artists, galleries and curators.

MM Artbook printing & repro is defined by exacting standards, attention to detail, and by our close working relationship with our clients. MM Artbook printing & repro have offices in Luxembourg and the Netherlands, making us ideally situated to work with clients across Europe.

mmartbookprinting.eu

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