Gregory Dunn, Anti-Social Housing (Framed)

The Library Project



Dublin’s O’Devaney Gardens originally consisted of 14 blocks of social housing. When Dunn took this image in June 2016 there were just four units remaining as if awaiting their fate on death row. At this time local teenagers set fire to the unoccupied blocks almost every night. One evening Dunn witnessed Dublin Fire Brigade attend the scene in order to extinguish fires on three separate occasions. This image was taken prior to the arrival of the authorities.

About the Artist
Originally from Deal in Kent, 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.

Printed in 2016
82 x 61 cm
Edition of 5

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