With the two prisons that overshadow it, Cherry Orchard is classed as an area of deprivation within the suburbs of Dublin. In 2003, the Cherry Orchard Equine, Education and Training Centre was set up to tackle the issues of employment, education and training that is prevalent in the local area. With a long heritage of keeping horses ingrained in the local community, the centre provides a wide variety of services developed around equine-assisted activities aimed at engaging young people with training and education beneficial to their futures. Despite the underlying problems in the surrounding area, the centre displays core values of fun and humour entwined with a strong sense of community.
This Bloodline of Mine is a recognition of how far Northern Ireland has come in the 20 years following the Good Friday agreement whilst, simultaneously, acknowledging the scars left in a society born in conflict. Struck by the uncanny nature of the landscape from which she came, Zoe delved into her past uncovering unsettling stories of the familiar. Focusing on her own ‘mixed’ family, the conflict and rehabilitation is made intimate rather than being seen through the filter of explosive news reports. In this celebration of integration – the question looms: what will become of Northern Ireland in the age of Brexit?
Slavik’s Fashion is a cycle of photographs showing an unusual fashion collection from the streets of Lviv. Over 100 photographs depict Slavik - a homeless man, who is dressed differently in each picture. The photographs were taken during chance encounters on the streets of Lviv.
Slavik is 55 years old. He is a homeless gypsy but not an ordinary one. His way of life is different from that of other homeless. He does not carry lots of bags, nor does he rummage in the trash cans. He does not talk to other homeless and other gypsies don't have business with him.
Slavik almost never wears the same clothing, which is very strange for a homeless man. Besides each day's outfit change (sometimes twice a day) he changes his hairdo and his beard regularly as well as shaving his armpits. How is this possible for a homeless? He has a hiding place and nobody knows about it. He keeps it a secret.
Slavik roams the streets and asks for change but he is not annoying. He regularly drinks alcohol, mostly beer, but he is not an alcoholic.
It is essential for Slavik that nobody ruins or interferes with his internal peace.
Slavik is the most fashionable homeless in world.