Channel / 12 May 2020

Maria Kapajeva Video Premiere - The Group Photo.2017

Gallery of Photography Ireland is delighted to premiere a new video by Maria Kapajeva, The Group Photo.2017, especially commissioned for the online presentation of her project Dream is Wonderful, Yet Unclear. The video centres on the making of a group portrait of the former mill employees in front of the factory's main gates, once a meaningful place in their lives. Altogether 160 former workers between the ages of 40 and 90 came. Everyone who posed received a copy of the image. It is a meditation on the themes that underlie the project as a whole, considering how communities and historical memory intersect, presented as an online exclusive for Gallery of Photography Ireland, supported by A Woman's Work, a Creative Europe Cooperation Project.

Watch the video here.