Platform 2019 - Artist Seeks Photographers

April 7, 2019

Ashling Smith is Draíocht’s Inaugural (2018) Creative Digital Media Graduate Award Winner, in association with the Technological University Dublin, Blanchardstown. The Creative Digital Media Graduate Award is open to the graduating students from the Creative Digital Media degree programme at TUD and is selected by Fiach MacConghail, CEO Digital Hub Development Agency. The Award includes a 6 week studio residency and a commission and solo exhibition, as part of PLATFORM 2019 at Draíocht.

For Ashling Smith's exhibition during PLATFORM 2019, she is looking for project participants who are photographers. For this commission, Smith will explore memories and reflections via the family's analogue film photo album.

This project explores the narratives of those who grew up before the digital world and have memories of photographs within their homes and around them. It looks into the lives of film photographers and photo enthusiasts who go to great lengths to get the perfect photograph and the meaning it has to them. It also looks into the many that would not have had as much access to a photograph of themselves as we do now. This project reflects on the true meaning behind a photograph and the purpose that many have forgotten.

Participants Ashling is looking for:

- Professional Photographers (Digital or Film)
- Film photographers with experience with Darkrooms
- Film photographers that have experience with street photography + Portraiture
- Photography enthusiasts who have stories about their favourite photographers
- Experimental Photographers

If you feel you fit the narrative of this project, please contact Ashling Smith directly at
Deadline: Friday 12 April 2019


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