VISUAL ART: FOYER Monday 23rd May - Saturday 16th July
In the early months of 2015, Alison Laredo captured a moment as it unfolded in history. Lesbians and gay men and their supporters came together all over rural Ireland to campaign for a Yes vote in the Marriage Equality Referendum. Yes Equality Mayo took up the fight here and Alison was there every step of the way, from a determined beginning to the victory that emerged from the count on May 23rd.
Alison’s photography is renowned for getting to the emotional core, for telling the personal story. Ten Weeks That Changed the World charts the journey of a social movement with beautiful photography. But there is an intimacy here. We see the people who spoke out, who stood out, visible in the community. Alison’s photographs take us to that point where the personal becomes political, where solidarity becomes community and where that translates into revolution.
Alison Laredo is a professional photographer based in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. www.alisonlaredo.com