Jim Vaughan Photography

This time, this place

Much visual representation of the West of Ireland is steeped in cliché and stereotype. This is particularly true of representations of island life. Images tend to stress exotic or romanticised aspects of life, while neglecting the more day to day reality for the people from the islands.

This time, this place is a Public Art Project based on Clare Island, Co, Mayo. It was commissioned by Mayo County Council during 2006. Jim Vaughan made photographs of life on the island and worked with the island community encouraging them to make photographs which reflected their own idea of life on the island. The images veer away from the exotic in favour of the everyday.

The complete project can be viewed at www.thistimethisplace.com

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