a wake, before a death
My work - titled 'a wake, before a death' - is a depiction of urban decay in residential areas of Belfast. Based on my own experiences as a lifelong resident of the Shore Road area; I am showing the stagnation in working-class districts of the city, and lingering sectarian tension post-ceasefire. Walking through Belfast's residential communities, I photograph their neglected and abandoned areas. The inhabitants of these parts are depicted through a largely anonymous portrayal, befitting the lack of progress in the places they call home. Coming from a Protestant background, it was always instilled into me to stay out of certain areas with Catholic leanings. The photographs in these places aim to show my ingrained feelings of caution.
Ryan Allen • Stacey Ashe • Charlie Beare • Thea Birch • Jason Conlon • Katie Davies • Violet Gaffey • Bayley Glenn • Lewis Graham • Carly Guidotti • Amy Hannah • Michael Kennedy • Cameron Long • Molly Martin • Eve McClatchey • Rebecca O'Flaherty • Sophie Riddell • Shannon Ritchie • Matthew Sterritt • Shannon Walsh • Evie Williamson •