Whether 'tis Noble
This series of portraits depicts young men experiencing moments of inner turmoil and reflection. In masculine hegemonic culture displays of emotions are often thought of as weakness of character and are a major threat to perceived notions of traditional manhood. This series explores the idea of men's self imposed isolation during their attempts to manage their complex emotional issues unaided and also investigates the void left in society caused by the fact that we no longer have any definitive rites of passage for men. The work explores an emotional vulnerability in the subject and is voyeuristic in nature giving a view into a private disposition of masculinity.
Darragh Basquille • Jeffrey Bright • Caroline Callaghan • Darren Campion • Patrick Clarke • Lorna Fitzsimons • Fiona Hackett • Gary Loughlin • Barbara Mac Nelis • Don McNeill Healy • Jennifer Moor • Róisín Morris • Siobhan Ogilvy • Gary Somers • Dianne Whyte •