This work was created in a women's refuge in Northern Ireland. Offering shelter to families who have been subject to domestic violence, this institution offers a place of comfort and safety. For these women, home may not be a place, but a distant memory of something that no longer exists. Temporarily living in a contradiction of homely and protective; familiar and anonymous, these photographs document this environment. They show the subtleties of domestic life within an institutionalized space, where past disruption is as much as possible, replaced by that which is untroubled and stable. A home-like state, that exists within the boundaries of a refuge.
Charlotte Allen • Sara Bak • Rachel Beattie • Eimear Campbell • Cory Caughey • Lauren Coulter • Christine Curran • Chris Erwin • John Fitzgerald • Matthew Gordon • Annabel Graham • Ryan Horner • Jamie Johnston • Ruth Kelly • Gerarda Mc Glone • Lucy Rehill • Joy Wells •