2015 - Ciarán Óg Arnold wins the Mack First Book Award

Ciarán Óg Arnold received this award from the international publisher Mack for his photobook entitled, I went to the worst of bars hoping to get killed but all I could do was to get drunk again. The title is taken from a poem by Charles Bukowski. Arnold’s darkly expressive study of the lives of young people in Ireland’s midlands captures smalltown life with a rawness and immediacy in the shadow of a declining national economy.

For more see Ciarán Óg Arnold’s website.

Image courtesy the artist.

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