Storytelling and social justice are an integral part of photographer Deirdre Brennan’s work. Following Ulysses uses the map and structure of James Joyce’s novel to consider politics, race and class in modern Dublin. For its courtyard exhibition, the CCI has selected eighteen photos from this large body of work, one representing each chapter of the novel. The black and white images deliver a strong message, from the Pietà-like portrait of a homeless man with his dogs in Ithica and flamboyant marchers supporting the Repeal of the 8th amendment on abortion in Lestrygonians to immediately recognisable evocations of Dublin past and present.
Deirdre Brennan’s work has been published throughout the world in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Stern and Marie Claire.