1996 - Krass Clement publishes ‘Drum – a place in Ireland’

Danish photographer Krass Clement’s Drum, was photographed in the eponymous village in County Monaghan. The series unfolds in the village pub, and was largely shot over a single evening with only three and a half rolls of film. It is now considered one of the most important contributions to the canon of contemporary photobooks. Revolving around one principal character – a hunched, weatherbeaten old man who sits alone with his drink, Drum comments on community, the outsider, alienation and the terrors of being alone. It was exhibited for the first time in Ireland in Gallery of Photography Ireland in 2017, with a special projection installation of the work in the original pub setting.

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