At the Border, In-Between (Tread Softly, Breathe Gently)

Willie Doherty (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Abstract


Willie Doherty's recent photographic works were made along the US-Mexico border. As his earlier works made at the contested Irish border, the images taken near El Paso allude to situations beyond what is visible in the photographs: precarious conditions, uncertainty, and an escalating erosion of tolerance in the negotiation of frontiers and national boundaries. Doherty’s works investigate the margins of the border where structures become the points of tension, where the illusion of control is enforced, and the false certainties of security and strength are instrumentalised and reinforced.
Fabens, Texas, 2017, Pigment Print, Ed. 1/3, 57.2 x 152 cm (22 1/2 x 59 7/8 in.)
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationZurich, Switzerland
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Tolerance
Illusion
Erosion
Mexico
Uncertainty
Visible
Certainty
Willie Doherty
Pigments

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At the Border, In-Between (Tread Softly, Breathe Gently). Doherty, Willie (Photographer). 2017. Zurich, Switzerland.

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

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