Enda Burke is a photographer based in the west of Ireland, mainly known for his narrative and street photography.
Enda’s current project ‘Homebound with my Parents’ was the recipient winner of the International Bartur photo prize, and Enda is currently doing an artist residency with Coffeewerks and Design Press.The series has recently been feature in Rolling Stone magazine Italia,Causeette magazine,Irish Arts review,Featureshoot magazine,Fotonostrum magazine and some smaller publications
Homebound with my parents
`I usually shoot street photography but because of the pandemic the streets have been empty . I decided to photo the
people I saw everyday which were my parents. For the series entitled ’homebound with my parents’ I have been building sets and constructing narratives with my parents as the focus and the Protagonists.
I am drawn to the monotony associated with family life during the pandemic exploring how small details of colour and play
can become marvels in monotonous settings.
When I started the project I read an article saying how it was a common phenomenon for people to daydream nostalgic
thoughts as a form as escapism from the pandemic. I wanted to utilize nostalgia as a form as escapism in the series.
Growing up in Ireland in the 1990s I would always see catholic religious iconography images in peoples houses. These
images fascinated, amazed and also bewildered me .I also like to explore this in my work.`