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Following Ulysses

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    Silver in Book/Documentary
  • Photographer
    Deirdre Brennan
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"Following Ulysses" was published by Hi Tone Books in June 2022 with an accompanying text by Nuala O'Connor to coincide with the 100 year anniversary of the publication of Ulysses.
Following Ulysses" is the culmination of a 10-year photographic project. After my first reading of Ulysses I was inspired to use the structure of James Joyce's novel to explore the themes of culture, politics, character and social struggle in modern Dublin. Each photograph corresponds to one of the 18 episodes in Ulysses.

Deirdre Brennan is a Dublin based photographer. She holds a Bachelor in Fine Art Sculpture from the National College of Art and Design. Shortly after graduation Deirdre moved to New York City where she worked as a contract photographer with The New York Times for 7 years.
Deirdre was also accepted into the Redux Picture Agency in New York the same week she began to work for the New York Times.
Deirdre returned to live in her native Dublin producing stories for publications such as The New York Times, Time Magazine, VICE and Sports Illustrated.

Awards Deirdre Brennan worked as a photojournalist and documentary photographer in New York for over a decade.
Her work has been published in titles such as The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Time, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, Mother Jones, American Photography, The Hollywood Reporter, Stern, Marie Claire, Der Spiegel, Panorama, The Smithsonian, The London Sunday Times, The Guardian and Double Take.
Nominations include The World Press Photo Master Class, The New York Photo Awards and Photo District News “30 Under 30″
Deirdre was named ” 10 Women Who Wrote History With Their Cameras” as part of Visa pour L’image, The International Photojournalism Festival’s 20th Anniversary in 2008.
One of her images was recently featured in the first photographic exhibition in outer space by The British Journal of Photography.