Ciara Cummins

St. Kevin's College

My body of work ‘Closure’ is a series of images surrounding the passing of my Father, from both before and after his death. The images are both intimate and abstract and show both the pain of loss and a release from the suffering that Alzheimer’s brought to my Father. Photography was my coping mechanism at the time, I captured images with no real intent other then to distract myself from what was real, and from the hurt that comes with loss. Photography both connected me to the past and my Father - but also offered me closure and allowed me to move on. ‘Closure’ documents this time and allows you brief access to a very intimate and personal journey.