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
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
148 × 210 mm2