Welcome to the No Crisis Here blog. This will run parallel with my Fund It.ie fundraising campaign.
What is “No Crisis Here”?
No Crisis Here is my final year photographic project, for my BA in Photographic Media in Griffith College Dublin. The final year exhibition will be held on Thursday 6th June 2019, and will run until Wednesday 12th June, in the main hall in Griffith College.
No Crisis Here is a commentary on the mismanagement of the property and rental markets. It visualises the lack of involvement and responsibility for the housing crisis by the government and local authorities in Ireland.
The anonymous figures embodies the fragility of the daily existence for the families in emergency accommodation. These standing figures signify strength and endurance. These traits are shown by many of those experiencing homelessness, when trying to live in these circumstances. This is in contrast to the imagery portrayed in the Media, of the sleeping bags strewn through out our cities.
In October 2018, 9,724 homeless people were living in State-funded emergency accommodation. Of which, 3,725 were children. Despite the government claiming to be working on a solution, these numbers are an increase of 17% on October 2017.
The purpose of this on-going project is to encourage the audience to recognise the resilience of our fellow citizens, who have been brushed aside by our elected politicians.
Why am I running a fundraising campaign?
The purpose of this fundraising campaign is to help me produce the best quality prints for the end of year exhibition, on the 6th June 2019. If the campaign is successful I will be printing and framing a selection of 10 images from this project. Each print will have a limited edition print run of ten prints per image. To accompany the exhibition there will be a self-published photobook containing the full final project. The print run of this photobook will depend again on the success of the campaign.
The link to the campaign will be posted here as soon as it is up and running.