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Within their subterranean layers, bogs hold remarkable preservative qualities, with the power to absorb and reveal the past in material form. Beofhód, an Irish word translating as ‘life beneath the sod’, allows the motif of extraction on bogs, to be reimagined as an archaeology of knowledge, memory, and legacy.
Beneath / Beofhód is an ongoing photographic series examining the degraded raised bogs of the Irish midlands. Peat extraction and turf-cutting are integral to the cultural identity of the region. However, these activities have also led to significant depletion. Legitimate environmental concerns have resulted in pressure to preserve the remaining peat bogs, heralding significant change for affected communities. Although the benefits of preservation are well documented, the human cost is not.
This series documents the decline of Irelands working relationship with bogs and contemplates what our modern landscapes say about us.
Published by PhotoIreland
148 × 210 mm