Martin Parr – 40 Years of Photography in Ireland
Roscommon Arts Centre
Roscommon Arts Centre presents “Martin Parr – 40 Years of Photography in Ireland”. Opening on Culture Night, this photography exhibition captures a changing Ireland.
Since the late 1980’s the esteemed British documentary photographer Martin Parr has been taking photographs in Ireland. Between 1980-1982 he lived in the West of Ireland where he embedded himself in the land and culture capturing the area where he was based. Since then, he has returned many times to continue this work, coming back to the county at regular intervals over the last 3 decades.
During that time, he captured the changing Ireland and created a series of images that present the effects of wealth and Americanisation on the country. At a pivotal time of social and cultural change these series range from the Texan inspired Bungalows of Co. Leitrim to the Country and Western dances in rural dance halls showing an Ireland on the cusp of the Celtic Tiger era. Since then, he has produced new series of works around the Silicon Docks in Dublin, once again exploring the new wave of Corporate American influence in Irish society and the shadow of an impending Brexit.
Friday 17th September – Friday 29th October 2021 at Roscommon Arts Centre
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