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One Hundred Seconds to Midnight
Daniel Breen



One Hundred Seconds to Midnight
Daniel Breen

Designed by Ángel Luis González Fernández.


Edition of 200
32 pages
148 × 210 mm
ISBN Not Available

One Hundred Seconds To Midnight explores the tumultuous relationship between Breen’s father and himself as his father battles stints in and out of prison, as well as a battle with bipolar disorder. Using personal experience as a constant resource, the work comes from an honest place in the hope that the personal can be transmuted into the universal.

The title of the work refers to the Doomsday Clock, a symbol that represents the likelihood of a man-made global catastrophe and currently stands at one hundred seconds to midnight with midnight symbolising the end of the world. This feeling of doom that surrounds our current society runs parallel to the artist’s personal feelings surrounding his relationship with his father; he struggles to reconcile their past with their current state, and what feels like an inevitable uninhabitable future.

About the Artist

Daniel Breen is an Irish photographer and a student at Limerick School of Art and Design.

About the Publisher

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.

About the Publisher
Founded in 2009, PhotoIreland was conceived as an organisation that would stimulate a dialogue around Photography in Ireland by developing a varied array of initiatives and events with a strong participative approach.

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