In the countryside or on the street, the passage of a funeral interrupts, for an instant, the equanimity of even the indifferent observer. The death of my mother was the starting point for this work. While I engaged in the customs and rituals that universally accompany the final rite of passage, I became aware that a funeral is not only commemorative of the deceased but is equally an attempt to fill the lacuna that has opened in the lives of the bereaved, to end the hiatus that has interrupted ordinary living. While taking these photographs, I have worked consciously within a tradition of Irish funeral photography, using traditional sliver fiber based prints in medium format.
Laurie Campbell • Anne Cassidy • Laura Curran • Gavin Oliver Devine • Tim Doak • Robert Ellis • Michael Farrelly • Clare Gallagher • Andrew Horsman • Christine Redmond • Anthony Rush •