Dearest Father, what becomes of the boy, no longer a boy
Attitudes towards homosexuality have changed over time. Still, I find myself needing to unlearn deeply embedded ideologies planted at such a developmental period in my life. Using photography and experiences from everyday life with my relationship with my partner, this body of work is a vehicle for me to explore these ideas of internalised homophobia. These images attempt to articulate an internalised struggle with the melancholic weight of introspection. The title, Dearest Father, what becomes of the boy, no longer a boy is an excerpt taken from Ocean Vuong's poem ‘Prayer For The Newly Damned’. This poem seeks forgiveness from one of the main sources of every young man’s sense of masculinity, his Father.
Eleanor Barry • Madison Donohue • Hannah Donohue • Hoang Duong • Juliana Falanghe • Max Feehan • Sorcha Flattery • Thomas Hall • Philip Mc Millen • Corinna Nolan • Conor O'Rourke • Kate Swift •