The Family Portrait (Dad)
'The Family Portrait (Dad)' is an ongoing project about my family: a personal journey towards getting to know my father. Research shows that many fathers are absent either emotionally or physically from daughters' lives, unable to identify with their softer side. After 10 years being abroad, I returned home to reconnect with my father. The camera became a great excuse to spend time together, a magical device in overcoming awkwardness and a clever machine allowing a blatant stare or accurate investigation. The project is twofold touching on aspects of reconnection and wonderment, whilst simultaneously narrating about the medium of photography with it's unique ability to get closer to the photographed subject, to examine, scrutinize or just wonder around the surface.
Alison Baker Kerrigan • Dominique Beyens • Lyndsey Browe • Marcus Cassidy • Monika Chmielarz • Sabrina Colley • Madeleine Collins • Cait Fahey • Aoife Forrestal • Megan Gallagher • Jasmina Jasinska • Christine Ann Jones • Henning Koestler • Jason Lowe • Claudi Nir • Lucy Nuzum • Orla O'Brien • Diarmuid O'Riordan • Amy Petherbridge • Giorgia Pistoia • Amy Plant • Niamh Raftery • Lynn Rothwell • Eoin Shiel • Louise Slevin •