Unbound, With Postcard
Edition of 250
225 x 280 mm
ISBN Not available
Youth of the Island Field, a collection of portraits by award-winning documentary photographer Tamara Eckhardt comes to cultural resource centre Ormston House from Wednesday, April 20 to Saturday, June 11, 2022. Tamara lived in Ireland as a child, and her work often focuses on themes of childhood and growing up. Since 2019, she has been visiting and accompanying young people on the Island Field, and getting to know their families.
Built in the 1930s, St Mary’s Park was the first social housing estate in Limerick, and is known locally as the Island Field. There is a strong community spirit in St Mary’s Park, where everyone knows everyone, is fiercely loyal, and suspicious of outsiders. The living conditions in the area are difficult, yet the young people develop coping skills, and find ways to divert themselves. Tamara has spent so much time with them that they have come to suspend suspicion, and to trust in her and her camera.
About the Artist
Tamara Eckhardt (b. 1995) lives and works as a portrait and documentary photographer in Berlin. She has been awarded and shortlisted for numerous awards including the International Women Photographers Association Award, Kuala Lumpur International Photo Award, German Youth Photo Award, Kolga Tbilisi Newcomer Award, and the World Report Award.