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what are the roots that clutch
Dorje de Burgh

what are the roots that clutch, Dorje de Burgh

what are the roots that clutch, Dorje de Burghwhat are the roots that clutch
Dorje de Burgh


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


You write stories of love into places and then it so often turns to pain. These places that have held me and the people I love become places of loss, black holes, places I never want to see again. Still I return. Or simply find myself there, and I have to rewrite it all once more, over the top of what exists already. But the photographs remain, loops in time, their sadnesses the price of love.

About the Artist
Dorje de Burgh is Dublin-born and based photographic artist practicing since 2012. His work is engaged in a dialogue with the dark poetics and reflexive potential of the photographic quotidian via oblique documentary, collage, writing and video.

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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