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Grad Talks: Sue Rainsford

Grad Talks: Sue Rainsford, Diaristic Photography & Gestural Poetry in Contemporary Art
‘Grad Talks’ return for a third consecutive year at PhotoIreland Festival. The aim of the grad talks is to provide a space for current and recent graduates to present and discuss the theory behind Photography in front of an audience of their peers. The secondary intent is to allow graduates to experience presenting in front of an open audience as well as responding to questions on their chosen topic. This event is free to attend. All welcome.

Sue Rainsford – Diaristic Photography and Gestural Poetry in Contemporary Art
Since its inception, diaristic photography seems irrevocably tied to themes of deviancy, explicit behaviour and a general sense of disavowal. This extremist precedent, as embodied by such photographers as Nan Goldin since the 70s, has been subverted within recent contemporary practice, taking the original standpoint of a subjective moment, captured and rendered finite, and using it to incite new narratives that occur within the viewer.

Sue Rainsford is a writer based in Dublin. A History of Art and Philosophy graduate from Trinity College, she is currently pursuing an MA in Visual Arts Practices at IADT.