Tír na Móna/Land made of Bog
'Tír na Móna' or 'Land made of Bog' is a photographic exploration of life in the self-contained Irish speaking regions in Ireland - Gaeltacht regions. The piece refers to rural Ireland and notions of Irish ethnicity with a particular interest in language and community. The fact that these peripheral areas are defined primarily on the spoken language and in a sense throughout these regions the language is preserved and seems to be suspended in the terrain is a major focal point. Significant emphasis is placed upon the boglands within these districts as masses of bogland occupy a vast proportion of Gaeltacht regions and equally as the bog is synonymous for its powers of preservation.
Maria Begasse • Sofia Borges • Emma Brennan • Michèle Clément-Delbos • Ian Farrant • Andrew Kennedy • Amin Kojoori • Kasia Kosaka • Karin Manunapichu • Santa Piterniece • Antonio Rizzello • Solmaz Tahvilzadeh • Mohsen Zarei •