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Galway Races
George Voronov

Galway Races, George Voronov

Galway Races, George VoronovGalway Races
George Voronov

Designed by Ángel Luis González Fernández.


Edition of 200
36 pages
148 × 210 mm
ISBN Not Available


Every year, thousands gather during the last week of July to attend the Galway Races, Ireland’s historic horse racing event. The ensuing chaos provides cover for Galway’s youth to engage in a revelry of their own. However, with many not being old enough to attend night clubs or bars, they turn to public spaces to facilitate their hedonism. For one evening of the year, the youth take over. Ironically, in attempting to imitate their elders, these young people only accentuate their youthful naivety. Their aspirational dress and exaggerated mannerisms betray the uncertainty of adolescence. Defiant yet vulnerable, debaucherous yet charming, these characters channel the many contradictions of the coming-of-age narrative.

About the Artist
George Voronov (b. 1993) is a fine-art and documentary photographer currently based in Dublin, Ireland. He is a co-founder of Junior, a print-only photographic journal, and arts organisation that celebrates emerging Irish photography. He holds an MFA in photography from the Belfast School of Art where he studied under Ken Grant, Donovan Wylie, and Haley Morris-Cafiero.

About the Series
TLP Editions are an ongoing collection of contemporary photographic projects in the form of accessible and inexpensive publications by PhotoIreland. These A5 sized booklets present a standard format throughout the series, with 36 pages each, a cover with a text block of under 140 words that introduces the project, and the title and the artist name only available on the contra cover. The project creates a node of opportunities as it allows photographers to enter the publishing arena, while facilitating access to contemporary artistic practices to the general public.

About the Publisher
Founded in 2009, PhotoIreland was conceived as an organisation that would stimulate a dialogue around Photography in Ireland by developing a varied array of initiatives and events with a strong participative approach.

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