British Watchtowers / Scrapbook

Donovan Wylie (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


Group Exhibition at The Gallery of Photography, Dublin of work by a selection of Ireland’s leading contemporary photographic artists. For the first time, it brings together work by artists who have established considerable international reputations and whose photographs are represented in major collections worldwide.

Donovan Wylie presents two bodies of work which operate on widely different registers. In his cool, objective aerial survey of British Watchtowers along the border, he deftly turns the surveyor into the surveyed; while in Scrapbook, he presents ‘the Troubles’ as an intimate aspect of lived experience, in a radical mix up of the private and the public.

This exhibition explores a particular strand of international practice, showcasing what can be called ‘slow’ or ‘considered’ photography. This has come about in response to the increasingly throwaway nature of photographic images in the digital world. In contrast, the images in The Long View were made as part of a sustained process of engagement over periods of months or even years.

The exhibition addresses questions of landscape and memory, history and social change, in both Irish and more global contexts.

Artists exhibiting were David Farrell , Anthony Haughey , Richard Mosse , Jackie Nickerson , Paul Seawright and Donovan Wylie.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 1 Jul 2011
EventThe Long View at The Gallery of Photography - The Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 1 Jul 201128 Aug 2011


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    Wylie, D., 27 Oct 2011, World: Steidl Verlag. 64 p.

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