Over the last number of years Ireland has seen unprecedented growth and prosperity.
The new nationwide motorway system linking main areas of populations is dramatically changing the topographical landscape of the country forever.
Between 2001-2003 the artist documented the borderlands of the new motorway system and the existing hinterland and how this change is leaving its permanent mark on the landscape.
The photos show snippets of landscape, not as an illustration of reality but rather as images of a potential reality of this landscape. The somewhat disorientating photographs show us places that we do not know about, too transitional to be nature, places whose initial function we have long forgotten about, even if they have retained traces of it.
What interests him and what he photographs is the appropriation of such places, and traces of activities reveal them in their true nature, and restore a new reality to them. These are mutations of the landscape: which through new and often fleeting uses take on a different meaning, a meaning that the observer can deduce through their own experience.
A major retrospective in Paris offers not only an intimate and coherent narrative of the development of the Western United States in the late 20th and early 21st century, but also a challenging view of the complexity and contradictions of our contemporary, global society.
The land has never asked to be photographed, never called out for any attention or demanded documentation—yet as these three photographers show, pictures of our surrounding world allow us to understand the marks that we are leaving behind.
Large-format color portraits of individuals guarding Kiev during the temporary lull between the revolution and the start of a new way of living. Includes a 4-minute video interview with the artist discussing her work.
Although the name Bali conjures up thoughts of azure-blue water and stunning vistas, there is a seldom seen, dark side to the island. The mentally ill are considered evil and so their families lock them up, chain them and detain them in horrifying conditions—for years at a time. A shocking documentary report.