Vote No. 1 - Mark Duffy

The Library Project

Edition of 400
Published by Anzenberger Edition
28 x 21 cm.
56 Pages

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The Irish landscape was littered with electoral campaign advertising during the recent European, local and national by-elections. Vote No. 1 documents this and examines the culture of election advertising in Ireland. The series focuses on the accidental, and often gruesome, disfigurements the electoral candidates‘ faces suffer – an unintended consequence of their posters‘ erection. These images reflect the Irish electorate’s increasing disillusionment with the political process after years of harshening austerity politics.

The book was selected as the 1st Prize of the ViennaPhotoBookReview at the ViennaPhotoBookFestival in June 2015 by the following jury: Gerry Badger, Andreas H. Bitesnich, 
Josef Chladek, Nela Eggenberger, Peter Gössner, Manfred Heiting, Rob van Hoesel, Rainer Iglar, Klaus Kehrer, Dominique Kempers, Calin Kruse, Harald Latzko, Ania Nalecka, 
Colin Pantall, 
Johannes Schlebrügge, Hannes Wanderer.