The observations made and the questions raised highlight that even though we may not regularly think about these concepts we cannot deny that they are integrally linked in our own history, consequently impacting on our future.
Metaphorically speaking the images are as varied in subject matter, as opinions are around this topic. Ranging from contemporary portrayals of personal history, comments on national identity, to investigations towards the future of traditional performances, the work suggests – A different point of view.
The exhibition is being held in the newly refurbished City Arts building on the Dublin Quays, an area with a long history of battles involved with Colonialism and Nationalism. City Arts is conveniently situated between the Ha’penny Bridge and O’Connell Street, only a stone’s throw away from Temple Bar.
Pride ‘n’ Prejudice – A different point of view will open on Friday 8th July at City Arts, 15 Bachelors Walk between 6-9pm and will run daily from 11am-6pm for 1 week.
Opening: 6pm 8 July
Dates: 9-15 July
Opening hours: 11am-5.45pm Daily
**In addition there will be a projection of student’s most recent, individual projects, shown in the City Arts Theatre throughout the duration of the exhibition.
About the photographers
Alison Baker Kerrigan is a Dublin born photographer now entering her final year studying a BA (Hons) in Photography in IADT. She draws on inspiration from relationships and the experiential, and through familiarisation of a subject matter she encourages the viewer to engage in the narrative of her images.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Christine Ann Jones splits her time between Ireland and the US. Her photography combines the reality of the world around her with the fantasy that she sees in her mind, creating a tilting perception of what is, and what could be.
Originally from Germany, Claudi Nir has been living in Ireland for the past 11 years and is currently studying for a BA (Hons) in photography. Her photographic practice is inspired by everyday observations, people’s lives and social concerns. With her thought provoking images she encourages the viewer to critically engage with her subject matter.
Eoin Shiel’s work comes from an interest in expressing the world to others as he sees it
himself. Through photography, all avenues are open to him in how he portrays those who he encounters and the things he believes he is lucky enough to experience.
Born and raised in Germany, Henning Koestler emigrated to Ireland in 2003 where he is
currently studying for a degree in Photography. As a photographer and an observer, his
choice of subject derives from intuition and interest, fuelled by the desire to partake in the stories that unfold around him.
Marcus Cassidy is currently studying for a BA (hons) in photography. His interests spread over a wide spectrum of photographic practices concerned with the ‘everyday’, often taking on a poetic representation of the subject matter. His work is very versatile and experimental including projections and video alongside his photographs.
Megan Gallagher is a young photographer who produces her photographs on film and hand prints her black and white images. She is also currently exploring the medium of colour film. Her work is centered around her personal everyday life, a position that shifts and changes as she experiences different societies, cityscapes and environments during her travels.
Born in Galway, Orla O’Brien is currently studying for a BA (Hons) in photography in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Her interests in portraiture and social documentary were sparked by her love of interacting with people and listening to their stories. Photography became her medium for expressing and sharing these stories.
Currently Madeleine Collin’s art practice is based on exploring memory and loss. Her
photographs have been described as sensitive and contemplative. The images presented in the exhibition reflect some aspects of Irish history through four generations of her family.
Jason Lowe is going into his final year studying photography at IADT Dun Laoghaire. He is especially interested in people and land and the connections of these two subjects, which he explores through his use of photography. Today, people’s histories differ, resulting in diverse lives, with a multitude of stories to tell.