Pound-for-Pound explores the changing world of boxing in Ireland. The impact of Ireland's first gold medal in women's boxing at the Olympics in 2012, the first time that female boxers could compete in the Games, has been the catalyst for wanting to explore what it takes for women to train and perform at this level. This event in turn has created a ripple effect as young women and girls are now joining boxing clubs on an unprecedented scale. The images attempt to document this important moment in women's boxing but also give the subjects the opportunity to control their own image. The women and girls propose a performance of their own femininity while simultaneously radiating intensity and physical strength.
Jonathan Higgins • Treasa O'Hanlon • Kristina Collender • Ciarán Cooney • Efa Corwell • Neil Dorgan • Kasia Kaminska • Feena Kavanagh • Barry Keogh • Patricia Klich • Robert McCormack • Deirdre McGing • Bobi Murray • Adele O'Byrne • Nikki O'Carroll • Catherine OToole • Maciej Pestka • Niamh Redmond • Irene Siragusa •