In 2013, Daragh Soden spent 6 months teaching in a school in a small town in Ghana, West Africa. In 2018, he returned to make this series of photographs. In The Heart Of Darkness is inspired by the death of a young boy during Soden’s first visit to Ghana. The softcover publication is accompanied by a memorial card for the boy, Nelson.
About the Artist
Daragh Soden is an artist and photographer from Dublin, Ireland working in London. Ranging from fine art to fashion photography, his work deals with universal issues that often affect him personally. His approach to his art places specific, personal experience within the context of the universal. Using mainly still images, but also moving image, prose and poetry, Soden’s art practice could be described as a kind of search for truth. He sees his role as an artist as one to question existing social structures and to invite others to do the same.