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Bleak Beauty, by Eugene Langan
Eugene Langan has always been attracted to Dollymount Strand and Bull Island. Never quite knowing whether it is beautiful or bleak or both, he started photographing the island and surrounds, maybe ten years ago (the early work was photographed on film while more recent work has been shot digitally). Photographing everyday man-made objects against the backdrop of the island, Langan has raised them to iconic status. A changing shelter or a telegraph pole take on a new significance in these photographs. The stark terrain, the controlled composition, and treatment of each image has given the series an effect both surreal and intriguing.

About the photographer

Eugene Langan has been working all his professional life as a photographer. Photographing people, food, still life and landscape, he works with a broad spectrum of clients, including graphic design and advertising agencies, and different areas of industry such as food and medical. His last exhibition in May this year was a series of portraits of people living and working in Phibsborough.

Curated by Denis Byrne.
Denis is a practising architect (principal of Denis Byrne Architects) and founding, board member of darc space, gallery of architecture. Working with the board of dark space, he has curated its exhibitions since the gallery opened in 2009. The gallery exists primarily, but not exclusively, to intensify the debate about the built environment.


Opening: 7pm 30 June
Dates: 1-29 July
Opening hours:
Mon to Fri 10am-5.30pm
Sat 12-3pm

darc space
darc space
26 North Great Georges Street
Dublin 1

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