Artist’s Corner:

A photograph by Jacqueline Heeley: ‘That day we drove back to Galway from Dublin using the old road…’

16th February 2021, 12am

Last week, in our ‘Artists Corner’, we brought you the second photograph in a collection, from one of Ireland’s great female Photographers and Filmmakers, Jacqueline Heeley. And today we bring you another beautiful image from Jacqueline.  This is what she says about this image …

“That day we drove back to Galway from Dublin using the old road. I wouldn’t have spotted this scene if we had taken the motorway. Sometimes on the road less travelled…”

Jacqueline is a self-taught photographer. She developed her eye as a street photographer in the mid 1990s while living in Dublin and continued this practice when she later moved to Barcelona.

Elaborating on the idea of evoking a story in a single frame, she started to make films based on her writings and still photography. From there, it was only natural for her to extend her practice to experimenting with moving pictures. To date, Jacqueline has filmed 14 self-funded films which she has co-directed and co-edited with the sound recordist Philippe Faujas.

Their films have been shown around the world in festivals and galleries and their latest film ‘The Long Way Round’ was recently awarded an Honorary Jury Mention at the Moscow Now & After 2020 Video Art Festival.

Jacqueline now lives in a small village on the west coast of Ireland. She is continually exploring how she can adapt her unique street photography techniques and style to a rural environment.