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Martin McGagh is an artist and photographer based in Ireland. He is a graduate of GMIT's Film & Documentary BA, and Ulster University's Photography MFA programme. He has exhibited at PhotoIreland and the Hamburg Triennial of Photography. In 2020, with the support of Culture Ireland, a selection of images from his project The Cedar Room was included in Beyond The Image: Bertien van Manen & Friends, a major group show at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. In 2021, he was the recipient of an Arts Council of Ireland Visual Arts Bursary Award.
McGagh's work currently pivots around the safety/entrapment paradox central to experiences of home or tribal belonging. He is pursuing a consciously subjective form of documentary photography, fusing personal experience, portraiture and social context into cohesive photographic allegory.1