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ONLINE 2012

Rachael Hegarty

Reclaim My Body

Reclaim my Body is an exploration into the use of tattoos as therapy to help people deal with significant events in their lives. This project developed from my own personal struggle in dealing with my mother's breast cancer and how I used tattooing as a way to reclaim control over the situation. I realised this was a popular phenomenon happening amongst my peers and that others were also getting tattoos as a way to reclaim control over their emotions. From here, I decided to develop this into a photographic series that would highlight how the process of tattooing has changed over the last decade from predominantly body art to art that promotes emotional healing as well. For this photographic series I worked with participants who's tattoos dealt with the most powerful of human emotions. I asked them to write their story and then allow me to photograph their portrait and tattoo. This resulted in a project that documented people who have utilized tattoo therapy as a way to reclaim their bodies and mind from uncontrollable situations.

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Current Course:

Dublin Institute of Technology  BA (Hons) Photography

Ieva Baltaduonyte • Joseph  Carr • Brian Cregan • David  Doherty • Brendan Grimes • Rachael Hegarty • Caroline  McNally • Tracy  O'Brien • Sinead O'Neill • Katie O'Neill • Lauren Pritchard • Lyndsey Putt •

Courses:

Barking and Dagenham College
BA (Hons) Photography

Blackpool and the Fylde College
BA (Hons) Photography

Mid Cheshire College
FDA Contemporary Photography

University of Chester
BA (Hons) Photography

De Montfort University
BA (Hons) Photography and Video

Dublin Institute of Technology
BA (Hons) Photography

IADT Dun Laoghaire
BA (Hons) Photography

Edinburgh College of Art
BA (Hons) Photography

Edinburgh Napier University
BA (Hons) Photography and Film

University College Falmouth
BA (Hons) Photography

University for the Creative Arts Farnham
BA (Hons) Photography

Glasgow School of Art
BA (Hons) Fine Art

University of Gloucestershire
BA (Hons) Fine Art - Photography

Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University
BA (Hons) Photographic and Electronic Media

Griffith College Dublin
BA Photographic Media (Part Time)

Hereford College of Arts, University of Wales
BA (Hons) Photography

University of Central Lancashire
BA (Hons) Photography

Leeds College of Art
BA (Hons) Photography

Liverpool John Moores University
BA (Hons) Photography

Manchester Metropolitan University
BA (Hons) Photography

The National College of Art & Design
Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging

University of Wales, Newport
BA (Hons) Documentary Photography

University of Wales, Newport
BA (Hons) Photographic Art

University of Plymouth
BA (Hons) Photography

University of Portsmouth
BA (Hons) Photography

University of the West of Scotland
BA (Hons) Photography

Sheffield Hallam University
BA (Hons) Photography

Staffordshire University
BA (Hons) Photography

University of Ulster
BA (Hons) Photography

University of Westminster
BA (Hons) Photographic Arts

University of Wolverhampton
BA (Hons) Photography

Categories:

Documentary/Photojournalism

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Commercial/Fashion

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Landscape

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Portraiture

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Staged/Constructed

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Urban/Suburban Landscape

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