Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Richard Byrne 

BA [Hons] Photography

Richard Byrne (B. 1998), is an artist working and living in county Dublin, Ireland, working with digital and analogue practices, His Photographic work often deals with the notions of the Home, Space & Place and the reimagining of the mundane every day, with black and white playing a key role within his work, He uses carefully considered tonal ranges to enhance the mood and visual meaning of his projects.

The Middle Children of History

This photographic project, explores the intricate interplay between constructed realities and the questioning of what we perceive as real. Through my work I aim to challenge conventional notions of reality by constructing visually captivating scenes that blur the boundaries between the tangible and the imagined.

I invite viewers to question the authenticity of what they see, prompting them to contemplate the fluid nature of reality itself.
My work serves as a visual exploration of the complexities of perception and the malleability of truth, through the juxtaposition of disparate elements and the creation of dreamlike landscapes.

Ultimately, my photographic practice is a reflection of my fascination with the enigmatic nature of reality and the endless possibilities that arise when we question the world around us.

‘The Middle Children of History’ is a project that seeks to disrupt the dominant narratives of history and challenge the process of assimilation that underpin our understanding of the past present and future.

Silenced Echoes: Tracing the use of photography & media control through periods of dictatorships

Through a comprehensive analysis of the strategic use of imagery which was distributed throughout the rule of Josip Broz Tito this thesis explores the methods which were used to promote and reinforce the dominant ideology.
This thesis also explores the role of visual communication in shaping public discourse and the cultivation of a cult of personality around Tito and his regime.
By focusing on key imagery that Tito utilized, how it was distributed and crucial events which took place It highlights the importance of visual literacy and critical evaluation of the ever-growing visual world we live in today