Through combining analytical approaches with photographic techniques, my work conceptually engages and gives voice to one of our waters biggest problems, coastal dead zones. These areas are rendered incapable of sustaining life, an effect of dramatic oxygen depletion, caused by increased intensive agricultural methods. My camera is used as a scientific instrument, recording key affected locations at key times. The outcome, however vague and abstracted, stands as an example of documentary investigation. Only in the most extreme cases can Marine deterioration become visible. With reflection on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, we recall dramatic imagery and perhaps more memorably, a face to blame. This work questions levels of engagement in issues, where visual demonization is minimal.
David Brady • Jacqueline Douglas • Ciarán Dunbar • Scott Leonard • Rachael Lumsden • Sara Marsden • Marie-Therese McCormick • Jan McCullough • David McIlwaine • Catherine McKenna • Clare McLaughlin • Gary Moore • Bryan Morris • Gavin Mullan • Eve O'Connor • Clodagh O'Neill • Paulina Rachanska • Lewis Rankin • Pawel Slaby • Hannah Watson • Bronagh Wilson •