I am pleased to have been asked to participate in an exhibition at the Centre Culturel Irlandais (CCI) in Paris opening in November. The exhibition will include work from my Rural Fluorescent project, alongside work from Megan Doherty, Rachel Glass and Jan McCullough. It runs alongside L’Irlande de Martin Parr, and will include a response from each artist to Parr’s work. The exhibition is presented as part of the Paris Photo and Photo_Saint_Germain festivals, and will run from Friday 11th of November until Sunday 8th of January. The opening will take place on Thursday, 10th of November, and will be preceded by a guided tour of the exhibition by the artists. From the CCI website:
Iconic British artist Martin Parr has been taking photographs in Ireland since 1979, where he also lived for a few years at the beginning of the 1980s. This fascinating visual chronicle captures the significant social and cultural changes that have taken place in the country over four decades. From images taken during the Pope’s visit to Ireland or at traditional Irish livestock fairs and dance halls to exploring the influences of Americanisation, the Celtic-tiger era and, latterly, the shadow of Brexit, Parr’s singular talent as a documentary photographer combines with his affection for the country, its people and their evolving lifestyles. These photographs are shown at the Centre Culturel Irlandais together with works by four photography alumni of Belfast School of Art at the University of Ulster - Megan Doherty, Rachel Glass, Jan McCullough and Jill Quigley - where Martin Parr is a visiting Professor.