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Adam Patterson, A Very Normal Place

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A photographic exhibition of Adam’s time in Tallaght. This work is about people – their faces, their gaze and their thoughts. The series depicts moments of Adam’s place in that corner of time.

“I arrived with ideas and plans. Much had been written about west Tallaght and my aim was not to correct or offer an alternate view. The purpose was to record my personal time living in the area, through those that opened their doors to me. This work is about people – their faces, their gaze and their thoughts. The series depicts moments of my place in that corner of time. In every sense it is a collaboration with locals that took me into their world. These photographs could not have been formed without their guidance and trust.” – Adam Patterson


Adam Patterson

Adam Patterson is currently based in his homeland of Northern Ireland and holds a master’s degree in documentary photography from the London College of Communication. He has been awarded numerous Arts council grants and commissions to document social issues across Europe and North America. His long-term personal projects have included working with youth gangs in London and following the transition of Loyalist paramilitary group the UDA as they adapt to life after the Troubles in Northern Ireland. His clients include The Sunday Times Magazine, Time, BBC and the Guardian. At the 2010 World Press Photo awards he was given a special mention for his part in smuggling a camera to trapped Chilean miner Edison Pena, who then photographed conditions while trapped underground.

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