Aarif Amod is a Dublin-based artist with deep roots in South Africa and India.
After discovering Photography in 2016 and completing a Level 6
FETAC course at St Kevin’s College Crumlin, Aarif was accepted to the two leading colleges in Dublin. Instead, he chose to find his own path and began to create Artistic and Street Documentary Projects, while also working on collaborative projects and freelance work.
Aarif is currently studying Photography at Pearse College Crumlin and also working in Gandharva Loka, Dublin’s first world music shop. He has vast knowledge and a deep passion for World Music.
Within the last 5 years of discovering his creativity, Aarif has exhibited his work and has been featured in some collaborative projects across
Dublin City. His work includes live concerts reportages and portrait work for many World Musicians with different ethnic backgrounds, including Traditional Irish music. Using these two forms of creative expression, Aarif is planning to bring more focus on the eclectic side of the Dublin Art scene, always aiming to have meaning, value and purpose behind his projects.
Bio & Career
Born in South Africa, artist Aarif Amod works on documentary, street, music, and concert photography – he’s also a musician with a passion for traditional music.
Amon moved to Dublin in 1998, when he was only 11 years old. It was a big move for a young boy, and he sadly suffered instances of racism and negativity. Despite these, he was never deterred from Dublin, and he has witnessed its sociocultural development through the opening decades of the twenty-first century.2
Moore Street Pulse (Year) (Listed chronologically)
The series is produced from interactions with people and communities in the location of Moore Street Dublin – a historical quarter famously known as being the soul of city trading.
While using expressive approach to document everyday life on the Street, Amod’s focus is on the massive cultural shift currently happening on Moore Street – capturing its vibrancy and cultures. With workers and passer-bys from all over the world, the street expresses a vibrant and transformative space, while in the background is a context of its place in Irish history. With recent renewal plans to restore Moore Street, which will reactivate one of the most important trading points in the city, finding a balance between holding onto the important national history of Moore Street while also maintaining a cultural presence plays a vital role
Published by PhotoIreland
Edition of 200
148 × 210 mm
External links & References
- “Aarif Amod” Contatto https://contatto.elenacristofanon.com/aarif-amod/
- “Aarif Amod” Dublin Art Life https://dublinartlife.com/interview-with-aarif-amod/