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"Leaving Dublin " by David Monahan

david monahan | Dublin

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  • Target: €5000
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  • €5,360.00
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  • 75
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This project was funded!

rewards for funding this project:

€20 +

Your name gratefully acknowledged on a plaque at the exhibition venue.

€40 +

Your name gratefully acknowledged on a plaque at the exhibition venue. A limited edition postcard sent to your address from one of the many exhibition sitters around the world

€75 +

Your name gratefully acknowledged on a plaque at the exhibition venue. A limited edition postcard sent to your address from one of the many exhibition sitters around the world. Meet the artist for a tour of the exhibition, with a full question and answer session afterwards.

€150 +

Your name gratefully acknowledged on a plaque at the exhibition venue. A limited edition postcard sent to your address from one of the many exhibition sitters around the world. A large format photographic portrait shoot of yourself made on Polaroid type 55, a very rare and discontinued art film with distinctive print look. Print signed and dated by the artist and a one on one opportunity to talk about the project directly with the artist during the shoot.

€500 +

Your name gratefully acknowledged on a plaque at the exhibition venue. A limited edition postcard sent to your address from one of the many exhibition sitters around the world. A large format photographic portrait shoot of yourself made on Polaroid type 55, a very rare and discontinued art film with distinctive print look. Print signed and dated by the artist and a one on one opportunity to talk about the project directly with the artist during the shoot. A 10 x 8 inch large format Photographic portrait shoot. Contact printed signed and dated by the artist .

a project by:
david monahan

My name is David Monahan since graduating from Art School in the late nineties I have worked as a photographer and fine art printer for many Irish cultural institutions whilst building in parallel my own personal art practise.

Leaving Dublin is my largest project to date. It commenced in march 2010 and has captured a moment before over 100 people set sail for a new life.
Your pledge to this project will help make it monumental. As such the cost of producing a fitting tribute to those who moved during these times is a high one.

Thirty 1 X 1.3 metre prints to the highest production standards will cost over €300 each.

The fantastic news it that almost half of the funding has been raised and the remaining €5000 needs to be raised from your pledges.

For over two years I have been capturing a moment just before Ireland's young and talented become voluntary exiles.

These images are shot at night at a location of the sitters choosing.

Each background has a particular significance for the subject and the idea is to make a heroic shot, to celebrate the person, to say they are full of pride, full of dignity, they are strong, upright and confident!

I fully recognise the difference between this and previous waves of emigration and at the same time I acknowledge that the quest remains the same - the search for a better life... The work honours the courage behind the decision and the fact that moving to a different country can dramatically shape the future lives of those who leave, and has huge impact on those left behind.

Emigration is tinged with all sorts of emotion, the sadness of seeing loved ones go, the anticipation of those who leave - sometimes uncertain, other times full of confidence, and "Leaving Dublin" reminds us of the intensely personal nature of such a decision.

To date the work has been internationally acknowledged as a metaphor for our times, C.B.S. News, The New York TImes, The Toronto Star, The Immigration Museum Melbourne Australia and many others, for details see the links page on http://davidmonahan.viewbook.com

Big thanks!
David