Produced over a period of two years, Attention Seekers are a personal portrayal and playful response to everyday scenes, arbitrary spaces and people encountered by photographer Miriam O’ Connor.

While the ordinary or the everyday are habitually tied up with concepts of familiarity and routine, it is here that O’ Connor discovers infinite possibilities for image making, slicing out its details which petition for attention and assimilate allure. The series is characterised by its fragmentary nature, where the interplay of colour, form, scale and sequencing exhibit ambiguous clues and mischievous impressions of O’ Connor’s voyages into the familiar terrain of the everyday.

In conjunction with Belfast Photo Festival at The Third Space Gallery, Attention Seekers will have its first solo show opening on August 4th, 2011.

Miriam O’ Connor
was born in Cork, Ireland and currently lives and works in Dublin. She studied a 4-year Honors Degree in Photography at Dublin Institute of Technology and is currently completing a Research Masters at the Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.

For more of her work please visit

UPDATE (06.09.2011):
‚Attention Seekers‘ will have another solo show at Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark from January 6th to February 5th – 2012. The exhibition catalogue will be available on PogoBooks once the exhibition has opened.
OPENING Friday 6th January 16-19, The artist will be present.
ARTIST TALK Saturday 7th January at 14.00.
More infos here.


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