Untitled 5, 2021
- 22.5 x 16 " Dibond Photographc image 3mm
My photographic work reflects on the economic states of the rural town of Urlingford in Co. Kilkenny. My approach is a photo documentary style showing the town’s changes due to economic cycles of growth and downturns. This photographic series works as a microcosm of the development of modern Ireland in the early part of the 21st century. My process involves me visiting various locations that surround and make up Urlingford, documenting my surroundings and gathering visual information. The places I visit, and research are the M8 motorway, the Templetouhy bog, the Islands forest and shops and businesses within the town that are still open and the ones that closed their doors for good. My work with photography also includes publications that detail and archive the changes in livelihoods and how life is lived in this part of the country.
The OPW (Office of Public Works) has purchased Exhibiton work from Rachel that will be now become part of their Collection.
Online Portfolio: https://guilfoylerachel6.myportfolio.com/