Monuments, with gignouxphotos
Date: Sunday 16 July
Location: Courtyard Room, The Printworks, Dublin Castle
Price: Free and no need to book. First come first served until spaces are filled.
Alan Gignoux presents his experience on the process of shooting the project Monuments and how it developed into a photobook, in collaboration with Chloe Juno.
Opencast coal mining has led to the destruction of hundreds of German villages over the last century. Although Germany has promised to phase out coal by 2038, extraction continues and the future of several villages hangs in the balance.
Combining Alan Gignoux’s photographs of abandoned houses and Chloe Juno’s images of the personal belongings left behind by departing families, Monuments documents and commemorates communities in North-Rhine Westphalia earmarked for demolition. The two photographers take different approaches to highlighting the erasure of shared history and collective memory. Gignoux’s images document the destruction of houses, gardens, schools, shops, churches, businesses, roads, the infrastructure of entire communities, while Juno’s photographs show us personal objects that recall individual lives.
About Alan Gignoux
Alan Gignoux is an award-winning documentary photographer and founder of Gignoux Photos, which produces documentary photography and film projects focussing on socio-political and environmental issues around the world. Gignoux is committed to exposing the effects of displacement on communities around the world
About Chloe Juno
Chloe Juno is a creative consultant, artist, curator, and co-lead in Documenting Britain, project manager, producer, photographer, and photo editor with a real love of photography and life stories. Her primary focus is on documentary photography with 15 years experience as a photo editor and project manager editing award-winning photography.
Tsundoku Art Book Fair
13-16 July 2023