On Our Doorstep
Faolán Carey

On Our Doorstep, Faolán Carey

On Our Doorstep, Faolán CareyOn Our Doorstep
Faolán Carey

Designed by Ángel Luis González Fernández.


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


In Finglas during the 1970s, an area known as Dunsink, a wild place mostly used for recreational purposes by the local community for walks and amateur horse racing, was destroyed. A once fairy fort was leveled to make way for a county council dumping site. Skip forward 10 years to 1980 and the discovery of toxic waste in the landfill by locals sparks protests in the surrounding communities. A protest that instills a rebellious spirit in Faolán’s family and defines their lifetimes and, as a result, his own. Now as an adult he returns to the land, both, to show what has come of it since the council’s commitment to using it as a landfill and also in an attempt to understand the nature of the beast. This grotesque and cursed landscape and its significance in his life, during a time of personal loss.
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About the Artist
Faolán Carey is a portrait and documentary photographer based in Dublin. He was born and raised in the capital. A graduate of Film and Television Production, he got his start documenting music, fashion and youth culture.
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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.
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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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