The Scenes of The Troubles, in Northern Ireland.


On the 14th of August 1969, the British Army were first deployed on the streets of Northern Ireland. John Gallagher was the first official victim of the Troubles, shot and killed by a soldier, on Cathedral Road, Armagh.

The first of the peace walls were built in 1969 after a series of sectarian riots rocked Belfast. The walls, established as a temporary measure, were a very simple solution to the problem of keeping Republicans and Loyalists apart.

About Me

‘Beyond Dialogue and Silence; towards a limitless future’ is the title I have given to this body of photographic-art work – for 2018-19. The work I have produced revolves around personal sense of self and my own relationship with the world around me in general. But it also revolves around my own sense of self and individuality in the world too. From family connections and history through to my own understanding of the place I live and have connection with.

Fragments, is also the title I have given to support the viewer and reader of the work, to understand that the work has been produced by an individual Artist grappling with and negotiating the space inhabited by the issue of mental ill health.

Through this web-site exhibit: ‘Fragments’, the ‘personal’ is also studied, as an evolving world or state of affairs linked to a personal period of Psychosis.

In this sense there is much catharsis in my work. Catharsis which I hope sheds light on the issue of mental ill health in the UK, just as much as any other source of information scientific or general. The work is far from gloomy, it, in a real sense relies on and regards the Psychosis as a contingent part of the formation of the body of work displayed here. And the photographic work, shed light on the world itself.

Out of the work, a stand out feature is the way the photographs can describe and ‘picture’ a state of affairs (in the world) which is distinct from and indeed framed by the unique composition within the photograph it self. As a result, I hope that the work gives you a real sense of my world as I have witnessed it; as ‘fragments’  of a whole.

BELFAST.

2019.

My Work

My work has never been political, but rather, at best i have used activism in a visual photographically sensitive way. A way to create dialogue and openness through the medium of photography. ‘Beyond Dialogue and Silence; towards a limitless future’, is my new project.For more of this new work, visit my evolving website: https://kevindohertyart.com/visual-art/beyond-dialogue-and-silence-towards-a-limitless-future/

Location

Northern Ireland, UK.

As this work is centred on place, this is quite important. 

Contact

kdoherty1981@gmail.com

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