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Faolán Carey

By 22nd April 2022May 27th, 2022Individuals, Artists

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Born Year, Month, Day (Dublin)
Website www.link.com

Faolán Carey is a portrait and documentary photographer based in Dublin. He was born and raised in the capital. A graduate of Film and Television Production, he got his start documenting music, fashion and youth culture.1

Projects

  • On our Doorstep, Faolán Carey (June 2020)

    In Finglas during the 1970s, an area known as Dunsink, a wild place mostly used for recreational purposes by the local community for walks and amateur horse racing, was destroyed. A once fairy fort was leveled to make way for a county council dumping site. Skip forward 10 years to 1980 and the discovery of toxic waste in the landfill by locals sparks protests in the surrounding communities. A protest that instills a rebellious spirit in Faolán’s family and defines their lifetimes and, as a result, his own.
    Now as an adult he returns to the land, both, to show what has come of it since the council’s commitment to using it as a landfill and also in an attempt to understand the nature of the beast.
    This grotesque and cursed landscape and its significance in his life, during a time of personal loss.

    Published by PhotoIreland
    Edition of 200
    Softcover
    36 pages
    148 × 210 mm2

Works

External links & References

  1. “Faolán Carey” Hen’s Teeth https://www.hensteethstore.com/products/faolan-carey-untitled-2?variant=39608476369052
  2. https://www.thelibraryproject.ie/products/on-our-doorstep-faolan-carey