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Stoned In Melanchol

Stoned In Melanchol
Megan Doherty 
Setanta Books

Edition of 240
Rizla style box containing prints and text inserts
25 double sided A3 folded colour prints
150 × 300 mm
ISBN: 9780956220516


This is a book about freedom. It’s a book about the universality of being young and being bored. Of growing up and getting fucked up. It explores identity, friendship and belonging. How wee create an alternative ‘family’ in our friends based on shared interests and mutual understanding. Of collectively navigating small town living and lack of opportunity. It’s about the claustraphobia of suburbia. Of short summers spent in the park and long winters spent at stranger’s house. Of finding the means to escape.

About the Artist 
Megan Doherty is a photographer currently based in Derry, Northern Ireland. A graduate of the University of Ulster, Doherty’s work uses a variety of mediums to create alternate realities that celebrate youth, subculture, and freedom.

About the Publisher
Setanta Books is an online rare book shop, based in London. They specialise in collectable rare first editions, photography, vintage Penguin paperbacks and children’s fiction. They published their first photography book ‘US / THEN’ in July 2017 and have a lot of projects in mind for the coming years. They have a collection of more than 12000 books that keeps growing each month.