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I became aware of Gareth McConnell's photography by way of a couple of features in the Sunday New York Times. Gareth Mcconnel has tons of talent but this book is an unfocused, poorly produced mess.

I became aware of Gareth McConnell's photography by way of a couple of features in the Sunday New York Times. One, back in the autumn (of 2006) featured portraits Of Italian woman vintners. The portraits - in marvellous, even sumptuous color - were elegant, but honest. It seemed to me that Mr. McConnell had managed to make the women interesting and attractive by, quite literally, giving them his best shot, without resorting to flattery.

University of Warwick.

Gareth McConnell’s work is dominated by successive series of simple but highly eloquent portraits of outsider figures, survivors who have lived life to an extreme

Gareth McConnell’s work is dominated by successive series of simple but highly eloquent portraits of outsider figures, survivors who have lived life to an extreme. Born in Carrickfergus, McConnell’s own experience has been shaped by the violent tensions of Northern Ireland’s recent history, and there is a strong autobiographical element in the dialogue and empathy he develops with his sitters.

Gareth McConnell: Close Your Eyes. Close Your Eyes, the newest publication from Northern Ireland-born and London-based photographer Gareth McConnell, is one of those books which seems to boil history down and to present it for inspection. Rave culture, riots and mass communion in Gareth McConnell’s new book. Gareth describes it as a frenzied reworking of his accumulated archive; it brings together over ten years worth of photographs of rave culture, of civil gatherings and of riots, all of which is placed side-by-side with found imagery from the internet, shots from historical moments and personal and political perspectives.

Gareth McConnell is an artist and publisher, he founded sorika. Gareth McConnell in the news

Gareth McConnell is an artist and publisher, he founded sorika. Gareth McConnell in the news: Models.

Gareth McConnell's work is dominated by successive series of simple but highly eloquent portraits of outsider figures, survivors who have lived life to an extreme. Born in Carrickfergus, McConnell's own experience has been shaped by the violent tensions of Northern Ireland's recent history, and there is a strong autobiographical element in the dialogue and empathy he develops with his sitters. From his powerful portraits of loyalists in the Albert Bar in Carrickfergus to the photographs of an exotic community of young ex-pat's in Ibiza, McConnell's work blends matter-of-factness with disarming intensity. Using only natural light, his photographs celebrate the fragile momentary encounter, while transforming it into something memorable and enduring. This monograph includes a wide range of work from 1995 to the present, beginning with the series Anti-Social Behavior, which looks at people who have endured punishing beatings in Northern Ireland, and including Portraits from the Albert Bar, his celebrated series Wherever You Go, portraits from the Quay Foyer young peoples' center in Poole, Boxers, a series of portraits from a boxing club in Bournemouth, and the recent Portraits from Ibiza series. In addition, this book will feature several non-portrait series, including the painterly Sectarian Murals, close-up details of murals in Belfast and My Grandfather's House, an elegiac look at the contents of a house before they were sold.

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Dancing Lion
3 stars only because it was so cheap. Gareth Mcconnel has tons of talent but this book is an unfocused, poorly produced mess.
zzzachibis
I became aware of Gareth McConnell's photography by way of a couple of features in the Sunday New York Times. One, back in the autumn (of 2006) featured portraits Of Italian woman vintners. The portraits -- in marvellous, even sumptuous color -- were elegant, but honest. It seemed to me that Mr. McConnell had managed to make the women interesting and attractive by, quite literally, giving them his best shot, without resorting to flattery. I was intrigued. I read the credits and saw Mr. McConnell had a couple of books, including the one under review here. I took a risk and bought the book. I have no regrets. The several suites of photographs go in remarkably different directions: night photographs of flowers in public spaces, wind-shaken and subtly mysterious; the self-propagated wounds and infections of IV drug users; close close-ups of the painted surfaces of sectarian murals in Northern Ireland. The photographs do all have in common an addiction to color. More importantly, they have in common an intelligent and unsentimental respect for the subject matter, a cool kindness if you will. Every photographer needs a good eye. This one has also got a heart and a brain.
Gareth Mcconnell download epub
Photography & Video
Author: Gareth McConnell
ISBN: 3882439777
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Photography & Video
Language: English
Publisher: Steidl (July 2, 2004)
Pages: 112 pages