On Our Doorstep
Designed by Ángel Luis González Fernández.
Edition of 200
148 × 210 mm
ISBN Not Available
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. 1
About the Artist
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.
About the Publisher
About the Series
TLP Editions are an ongoing collection of contemporary photographic projects in the form of accessible and inexpensive publications by PhotoIreland. These A5 sized booklets present a standard format throughout the series, with 36 pages each, a cover with a text block of under 140 words that introduces the project, and the title and the artist name only available on the contra cover. The project creates a node of opportunities as it allows photographers to enter the publishing arena, while facilitating access to contemporary artistic practices to the general public. 3
About the Publisher
Founded in 2009, PhotoIreland was conceived as an organization that would stimulate a dialogue around Photography in Ireland by developing a varied array of initiatives and events with a strong participative approach.