Edited by Ada Sbriccoli, Photography Editor
Photographs and text by Barry W. Hughes
After turning 30 and coming out of a long term relationship, I found a number of unprocessed rolls of 35mm film. Scanning the negatives revealed some forgotten memories from short excursions with my then girlfriend, some with my friends and some were from my solo walks as well as ideas for artworks. A series developed from these rediscovered images suggesting the fears, failings and anxiety involved with getting older and growing up.
Barry W. Hughes (born Dublin, Ireland) received his BA in Fine Art Media from the National College of Art & Design, Ireland in 2005. His practice centres on photography and video which has been published and exhibited consistently throughout Ireland and internationally, including USA, UK, Germany, Denmark, Australia, the Philippines and China. Hughes has been shortlisted for several awards including the AIB Photography Prize, 2006, and has been previously supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Culture Ireland, Visual Artists Ireland, Consulate of Ireland in Shanghai as well as representing Ireland at the Asia-Europe Foundation’sInternational Art Camp in Japan, 2004. Hughes is the founding editor/publisher of Ireland’s first online, international photography magazine SuperMassiveBlackHole. He has since curated exhibitions and reviewed portfolios for the likes of Belfast Photo Festival, PhotoIreland Festival and PhotoBook London.