The Little Immigrant Club Is Riding Again

by Dragana Jurisic October. 20, 2009 21156 views

For you who do not know, The Little Immigrant Club is a collective of immigrant photographers that studied together Documentary Photography MFA at University of Wales, Newport and have been awarded the Group Project Grant from Wales Arts International for their collaborative Fairy Forts Project.

Members are Italian Alessandro Destro (unfortunately not working with us on this project but will come handy during the edit) , American Gina Brocker (winner of Nikon Discovery Award 2008 and many others), Polish Michal Iwanowski (Flash Magenta Emerging Photographer 2009), Croatian Dragana Jurisic (an Axis MAstar - selection of the most promising artists from the UK's leading MA courses) and honorable Welsh/Egyptian medley Jay Bedwani (awarded the Individual Project Grant from Arts Council of Wales). We have also lost tragically, an amazingly talented Corrina Adams [], in February 2009.

The origin of “Fairy Forts” is not entirely clear. Some, of what are considered to be ‘fairy forts’ are remains of ‘ringforts’, or circular dwellings build on the island since the Iron Age (according to some findings), and some seems to be an entirely natural phenomenon - a circular formation of trees and vegetation.

Through various photographic techniques, four of us aim to explore the mythology and symbolism that these areas still continue to flaunt, in the hope of unearthing some truths related to religion, fanaticism, superstition, fear and the human desire to ascribe significance to the intangible. Each photographer will approach these pieces of land from a unique perspective, culminating in a multi-faceted and intricate final study.

An intensive 10 days study in locations around West of Ireland will be followed by a group exhibition and the launch of an interactive website.

Let the journey into unknown begin. Corrina watch over us.

Michal Iwanowski []

Gina Brocker []

Jay Bedwani []

Dragana Jurisic [], photograph by Jay Bedwani

Someone said, maybe it will look like this [], I think that someone was right.

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David Cardona 10 years, 4 months ago

Great! I added pic number four into my favorites. Thanks for sharing!

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Kecskemétiné Nelli 10 years, 5 months ago

How fascinating! =)))
Looking forward to the findings of this project!

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Mouette 10 years, 6 months ago

Wow ! Great portraits ! I love 2 and 4.

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Michal Iwanowski 10 years, 6 months ago

No 4 is definitely my favourite here. You're so beautiful.

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Jeff Hubbard 10 years, 7 months ago

I am not even sure I could fully explain why, but no2 just presses all my critical buttons. A definate fave. :)

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Masoud Ahmadpoor 10 years, 7 months ago

#4 is great !

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Holly 10 years, 7 months ago

Oh, these portraits are completely beautiful. :)

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Mahdi 10 years, 7 months ago


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Nicolas 10 years, 7 months ago

i wish you so many things

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Livelovelaugh 10 years, 7 months ago

Good luck. I look forward to seeing the different perspectives and interpretations of this land. :)

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jarvo J 10 years, 7 months ago

Good luck with your project.

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Finbarr 10 years, 7 months ago

beautiful set !l like your first shot !! good Luck to you !!

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Marsha 10 years, 7 months ago

Sounds like a fascinating project. The talent you have there is wishes for a marvelous experience and success in your pursuits!

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 10 years, 7 months ago

Excellent. Good luck indeed.

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Almendra 10 years, 7 months ago

Very interesting!

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Martyna 10 years, 7 months ago

4th one is great ;)

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Stefan Fletcher 10 years, 7 months ago

The best things come from combinations and cross-fertilization. I look forward to seeing the results and wish you all the very best, but don't catch cold!

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Martina Korosec 10 years, 7 months ago

powerful combination of photographers. wish you many sparks.

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