Moyross was constructed in 1970 on the outskirts of Limerick City as a solution to a growing housing crisis. After the initial years of hope and optimism passed, Moyross began to slip into a cycle of anti-social behaviour, gang crime and ultimately, murder. In 2007, a programme of infrastructural and social resource ‘Regeneration’ was proposed as a solution for the estate.
Soon after, in the hope of kick-starting a process of physical, socio-cultural, and economic renewal, this programme of ‘Regeneration’ began. Streets of families were displaced and relocated, the bulldozers moved in, and house demolitions and topographical restructuring began.
Moyross Study investigates this dramatic transformation in the topography of Moyross, attempting to communicate the everyday human-feelings and experiences that are connected to the forced transition of Moyross from a densely populated open plan estate, to an enclosed, penal like space.
About the Artist:
Jamin Keogh (b. 1982) is a lens based artist working out of his hometown of Limerick and residing in Dublin, Ireland. He holds a First Class Honours in Photography, which was awarded by the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), Dun-Loaghaire, Co. Dublin, and he is a recent graduate (Hons) of the Masters in Art and Research Collaboration (ARC M.A) at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology.
About the Publisher:
PhotoIreland Foundation is a volunteer led organisation dedicated to stimulating a critical dialogue around Photography in Ireland, and to promoting internationally the work of artists in and from Ireland. PhotoIreland is committed to the cultivation of a deeper and critical understanding of Photography. In 2010, PhotoIreland launched Ireland’s first international festival of Photography & Image Culture: PhotoIreland Festival. It celebrated Ireland’s first Book & Magazine Fair in 2011, dedicated to Photography, which was the germ of The Library Project, a unique public resource library focused on the photobook opened in 2013.