Over the period of one year Kevin Fox worked with the people of the village of Drum,

County Monaghan to create a unique contemporary portrait of the village. A

sustained process of engagement and dialogue with local people and community

leaders informed the development of the work. Working is this slow and sustained

way enabled the artist to reveal a more nuanced authentic portrayal of the village

and its people. The artist’s evocative photographs capture the strong sense of

community in this heritage village and the enveloping beguiling beauty of its’

surrounding countryside.

The project is continuing with the artist currently engaged in recording a series of

filmed interviews with local people. Collectively, the photography and film elements

give voice to the strong sense of history and community pride in Drum – creating a

unique contemporary portrait of the village of Drum – past and present.

Curated by Gallery of Photography. Supported by Monaghan County Heritage and

Arts Office, Monaghan Creative Ireland Programme, The Heritage Council and

Tyrone Guthrie Centre.

Biography

Kevin Fox is a photographer and lecturer at Griffith College, Dublin. He has a MA in Digital Arts Form

University of the Arts London, and BA Hons. Degree in Photography from DIT Dublin. Kevin Has

worked in the photography since 2006 and has grown We Shoot ltd. creative production house

specialising in e-commerce photography, commercial photography and video production. His artistic

practice includes The Lodge an in-depth study of the Orange Order in County Fermanagh.

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