'In the Bog Below Belmullet'
Before arriving in Erris, North Mayo, I imagined a place full of thatched cottages, stuck in a quaint time warp of de Valera style comely maidens dancing at cross roads, far from the madding intrusion of 21st century technology. Over the past five years, I have become more familiar with Erris through photographing its geographical and interpersonal landscapes. My fascination with the area inspired me to investigate how the people there lived. The reality is somewhat different from the place I had imagined. I found a West of Ireland that was modern, technologically aware and socially networked - but a West of Ireland that still maintains many of the stunning, quaint and traditional visual elements that we associate with it.
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 •