Luke by Enda Burke
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About the Artist
Enda Burke is a photographer based in the west of Ireland, mainly known for his narrative and street photography.
Enda’s current project ‘Homebound with my Parents’ was the recipient winner of the International Bartur photo prize, and Enda is currently doing an artist residency with Coffeewerks and Design Press.The series has recently been feature in Rolling stone magazine Italia.
The series is currently on display at the Photo Ireland Half Tone art fair in Dublin.
“When the strict measures were introduced in Ireland in March 2020, I decided to take portraits of my parents during the ongoing lockdown. These images are taken using nostalgia, humour, and Catholic iconography, as a form of escapism from the stress of lockdown.”
Enda’s work explores themes of family and identity in contemporary Ireland, allowing humour and integrity to shine through the mundane.
“I am particularly drawn to the strange monotony associated with working class life and how small transient details of colour and play can become marvels in monotonous settings.”
Enda has exhibited his work at the courthouse gallery in Clare as part of a group show reflecting the Covid lockdown.He also also exhibited at Photoworks Trongate 103, Glasgow as part of a showcase of the best of new Scottish graduate students. He has also exhibited in NCAD, Dublin; Catalyst Arts, Belfast; and other galleries in Galway and Aberdeen.
Enda graduated with a BA in Photography and Filmmaking from Gray’s School of Art in 2013.