The following series of images is from a current body of work called Mac Tíre. Mac Tíre is the Irish word for wolf and its literal meaning is 'Son of the Land'. Wolves were once in abundance and were commonly seen in the Irish landscape. This project explores the theory that wolves are key to a healthy eco system and how the land is affected without this key apex predator. In 1652 the Cromwellian government placed a bounty on wolves in order to protect livestock. This cull lead to the complete extermination of wolves in Ireland. The last wolf was reportedly killed in 1786 near Mount Leinster. Mac Tíre is a search for that missing element in the Irish landscape.
Sunniva Batalden • Anita Bitencourt • John Brady • Becks Butler • Kevin Hegarty • Eddie Kavanagh • Emma Kennedy • Orla Keogh • Amie O'Brien • Julie Smyth • Eirin Torgersen •