TIFA 2022 Book / Documentary

Following Ulysses

  • Prize
    Bronze in Book/Documentary
  • Photographer
    Deirdre Brennan
  • Agency / Studio
    Deirdre Brennan Photographer

"Following Ulysses" was published by Hi Tone Books in June 2022 with an accompanying text by Nuala O'Connor to coincide with the 100 year anniversary of the publication of Ulysses. Following Ulysses" is the culmination of a 10-year photographic project. After my first reading of Ulysses I was inspired to use the structure of James Joyce's novel to explore the themes of culture, politics, character and social struggle in modern Dublin. Each photograph corresponds to one of the 18 episodes in Ulysses.

A graduate of The National College of Art and Design, Deirdre Brennan worked as a photojournalist and documentary photographer in New York for over a decade. On contract with The New York Times since 2000, her work has been published throughout the world in titles such as The New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Portrait of Humanity, Stern, Marie Claire, Sports Illustrated, The Hollywood Reporter, Panorama, American Photography, Vice, Mother Jones, The Smithsonian and The London Sunday Times.