Let them eat cake
"Let them eat cake" is the most famous quote attributed to Marie-Antoinette, the queen of France during the French Revolution. It was her response upon being told that her starving peasant subjects had no bread, indicating her obliviousness to the conditions and daily lives of ordinary people". This series of images is my visual concept of the Irish Taoiseach's remarks regarding the housing crisis in Ireland. He has made these comments in a time when Ireland is experiencing a major crisis of homelessness with people living on the street, in tents, families living in single rooms and substandard accommodation. A situation mainly due to a lack of affordable housing, high rents and repossessions. The images are shot in black and white as I wanted to depict the bleakness felt by people who find themselves caught in this crisis. The text and landscape format are to portray these images as billboards. All images were using a medium format range finder camera and 120 B&W films.
Niall Conroy • Marina Dmitrik • Des Gallagher • Janet Leech • Gillian O'Connell • Fanfa Otal Simal • Stephen Rogers • Jana Sefcikova • Jennifer Tipper •