Ruth Gonsalves Moore
Ordinances and Angels
Ordinances and Angels is about the observation of dress codes within the evangelical Christian tradition in Northern Ireland. This body of work documents to the practice of head-covering informed by biblical belief. Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered? (1 Corinthians 11:13) (KJV). Brought up within the Free Presbyterian Church and Brethren Sunday School, the photographer draws upon an insider experience in making a series of portraits which are non-traditional and dignified. In adopting a heavenly viewpoint what is made strange and concealed is countered by what is revealed. The use of such a viewing point suggests a search for other perceptual possibilities beyond 'reason or religiosity'.
Jenna Campbell • Sophie Cochrane • Linda Conroy • Naomi Dass • Dara Flanagan • Rachel Glass • Ruth Gonsalves Moore • Jan Gorman • Jonathan Graham • Laura Hagan • Matthew Johnston • Amy Lewis • Joe Magowan • Sollie McDaniel • Emma Mooney • Susanne Morrison • Stanislav Nikolov • Orla O'Neill • Claire Scott • Lee Stitt • Karolina Szymczak • Ross Young •