On Leaving is a comprehensive photographic study of the lives of a particular set of migrants from Ireland, with an eye to what they have left behind. It will stand as a major historical document of our times.
You may be familiar with the “Leaving Dublin” series (a key part of this work) which has shown as a projection in 13 cities worldwide and has appeared as print and multimedia exhibitions in Dublin, Donegal, Tralee and Melbourne. With exhibitions approaching in Washington D.C. and Reading Pennsylvania, the time has come to publish a book which gives equal space and respect to the entire cast of brave and courageous travelers that it seeks to immortalise through this concious act of documentation.
The book will feature all 84 “Leaving Dublin” portraits in full colour, a selection from a survey for the departed, a selection from the visitation series and a series of essays by leading lights on this subject. The book therefor will be a large fully formed volume with over three hundred pages, designed by Niall Mc Cormack and printed to the highest possible quality by Nicolson and Bass, printers of great repute.
The cost of such an endeavor is enormous and although I have some funds to lever, it will be necessary to seek support upfront. With a limited run and world demand for this volume expected to be high, one can only suppose that here on Fund it will be the ideal place to reserve the book at its cover price, with a guarantee of securing a copy or two before it sells out! On delivery of the book (expected in the Autumn) purchasers can pick up their copy in Dublin or on notification can pay postage charge direct to me to complete the transaction by mail.
For this reason don’t be disappointed if you see the funding total has been reached and you want to buy a copy, there will be at least 500 of the run available for sale over the period of the offer here on Fund it so keep it coming.