Cáit Fahey
Photographer

Cáit Fahey is a photographer based in Dublin, Ireland.

Her series Collecting exemplifies both the annual rituals carried out by her subjects and the artist’s own ongoing observation and documentation of these events. Since 2013, she has photographed young people in inner city Dublin gathering objects and materials for their Halloween bonfires, a particularly Irish tradition that has its origins in the Celtic pagan custom of lighting bonfires to mark the beginning of Winter. Fahey’s interest stems from her childhood memories of living between two rival neighborhoods and their annual competition to steal each other’s firewood. However, in recent years, these communities have been undergoing redevelopment with numerous families moving to different parts of the city. The images capture the last embers of a tradition slowly dying out.

Cáit Fahey
Photographer

Cáit Fahey is a photographer based in Dublin, Ireland.

Her series Collecting exemplifies both the annual rituals carried out by her subjects and the artist’s own ongoing observation and documentation of these events. Since 2013, she has photographed young people in inner city Dublin gathering objects and materials for their Halloween bonfires, a particularly Irish tradition that has its origins in the Celtic pagan custom of lighting bonfires to mark the beginning of Winter. Fahey’s interest stems from her childhood memories of living between two rival neighborhoods and their annual competition to steal each other’s firewood. However, in recent years, these communities have been undergoing redevelopment with numerous families moving to different parts of the city. The images capture the last embers of a tradition slowly dying out.

  • Adraint Khadafhi Bereal: The Black Yearbook
    Publication
    4 Color Books / Penguin Random House
    International
    When photographer Adraint Bereal graduated from the University of Texas, he self-published an impressive volume of portraits, personal statements, and interviews that explored UT’s campus culture and offered an intimate look at the lives of Black students matriculating within a majority white space. Bereal’s work was inspired by his first photo exhibition at the George Washington Carver Museum in Austin, entitled 1.7, that unearthed the experiences of the 925 Black men that made up just 1.7% of UT’s total 52,000 student body. (more…)
  • ICON – O – STASYS
    May 31 – Nov 3, 2024
    Stasys Museum
    Panevėžys, Lithuania
    On this day… Stasys arrives back at his home village, Lepšiai… It all happens in May 2024… That’s when the Stasys Museum opens up to the public, a museum titled after him. This was never predicted – the future from there, a little village, in the house within a disorderly wooden structure, run down with dripping roofs, filled with bellowing, roaring farm animals… No fairy tales could be heard there… But just one hour’s walk away from Lepšiai, the white rectangular building stands proudly in the city centre (more…)
  • Danielle Dean: Out of this World
    Apr 13 – Jun 15, 2024
    Mercer Union
    Toronto, Canada
    Drawing from archival records and materials like film and advertising, British-American artist Danielle Dean produces bold environments to ground and enliven her research-based projects. Her multidisciplinary practice examines historical representations and contemporary conditions of labour, racialized identity, and popular culture through projects that are often produced collaboratively with community members whose experiences bring crucial perspective to the work. (more…)
  • Patrick Weldé: Freiheit
    Publication
    Goswell Road
    International
    On the occasion of our exhibition with Weldé at CFAlive Milan L’AMOUR TOUJOURS, we publish a new edition of the previously sold-out book that we produced with Weldé in 2017, FREIHEIT. All of the photographs in FREIHEIT were taken by Weldé on disposable cameras between 2011-2015. They show a tender side to the artist and his friend circle, and the purest form of trust. (more…)