L’Irlande de Martin Parr
Iconic British artist Martin Parr has been taking photographs in Ireland since 1979, where he also lived for a few years at the beginning of the 1980s. This fascinating visual chronicle captures the significant social and cultural changes that have taken place in the country over four decades. From images taken during the Pope’s visit to Ireland or at traditional Irish livestock fairs and dance halls to exploring the influences of Americanisation, the Celtic-tiger era and, latterly, the shadow of Brexit, Parr’s singular talent as a documentary photographer combines with his affection for the country, its people and their evolving lifestyles. These photographs are shown at the Centre Culturel Irlandais together with works by four photography alumni of Belfast School of Art at the University of Ulster - Megan Doherty, Rachel Glass, Jan McCullough and Jill Quigley - where Martin Parr is a visiting Professor.
First shown in Limerick, Dublin, Roscommon, Boston and Belfast, this exhibition of photographs was conceived and produced by artistic director Tracy Marshall-Grant. The CCI presents a unique selection of these works as part of two festivals: Paris Photo and PhotoSaintGermain
Curators of "L'Irlande de Martin Parr": Nora Hickey M'Sichili and Ailbhe Greaney
At 5.30pm on the evening of the opening, Ailbhe Greaney will be in conversation with the photographers (admission free, reservation necessary - in English).