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Dean’s tatt, Russell Heights, Cobh, IRE 2009

Doug DuBois | My Last Day At Seventeen

Posted on April 9, 2014 by Julia Schiller

My Last Day At Seventeen by Doug DuBois
currently on view from 3rd – 30th April 2014
at the University of Ulster Gallery, Belfast
In partnership with Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh
Part of the exhibition program of the Belfast Photo Festival | Youth Edition 2014

Created during the artist’s participation in Sirus Arts Centre’s Artist in Residency Programme  from 2009 – 2012,  the images present a somewhat fictional, somewhat documentary account of adolescence in Ireland and a coming of age story about a small group of teenagers from the neighborhood, Russell Heights in Cobh, County Cork, Ireland.

For details about the exhibition, please visit
www.belfastphotofestival.com/youthedition/exhibitions/seventeen

Photographs, at best, can create fictions that point toward the truth of experience and memory,” DuBois said. “I hope that these images do honor to the idea of being young, and to the people who welcomed me into their lives.”

Doug DuBois teaches at Syracuse University and at the International Limited Residency Program at the Hartford Art School. DuBois is a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient. He has exhibited at The J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art and Higher Pictures in New York, galleries in Europe and Japan. His photographs have appeared in magazines including The New York Times, TIME magazine. Details, Black Book, The Telegraph (London) and Monopol (Berlin) and Outlook (Beijing). A monograph of his photographs titled, All the Days and Nights was published by Aperture in the spring of 2009.

There is also an excellent series of interviews over at fototazo – summarizing several conversations between fototazo editor Tom Griggs and Doug DuBois – providing insight into the working and editing process behind My Last Day At Seventeen:

Interview: Doug DuBois, Part I
Interview: Doug DuBois, Part II


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Image credits:
All images © Doug DuBois

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