Congratulations to my sister Lian, who has some of her work in The Glucksman gallery in Cork as part of their current group exhibition, “The Parted Veil”. It's made up of photographs she took of our grandparents' belongings in 2002, along with text from interviews with some of the family at the same time, and is up till the 28th of June.
A couple of years ago I was asked to contribute two portraits for the cover of the Hothouse Flowers album “People”. The first person I photographed for it was my grandfather.
And the other person I photographed was Lian.
Video artist Clare Langan is a national treasure, and I was very glad to get an opportunity to photograph her in Paris last year. I’d already seen her piece that’s currently in the Moving Woman show at La Galerie Danysz, but I went to see it again on Saturday. It’s so beautiful.
You can see other portraits of artists in this recently updated gallery.
Friday was supposed to be Brexit day. I took the train to London to see “Grief is a Thing with Feathers” at the Barbican. It was extraordinary. I walked through London the next day, and it has its own sense of loss at the moment. You can feel it.