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Doug DuBois April 26, 2010

Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in Ireland.
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Birthday Party. Cobh, Ireland, 2009

Doug DuBois (b.1960, USA) has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, The National Endowment for the Arts, SITE Santa Fe, Light Works and The John Gutmann Foundation.  His work has been exhibited and is in the collections of The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Fine Art in Houston, the Library of Congress in Washington DC and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Doug’s photographs have have been published by The Friends of Photography, The Picture Project and in magazines including Double Take, The New York Times, Details, Black Book and The Telegraph (London) among others. A monograph of his photographs titled, All the Days and Nights was published by Aperture in the spring of 2009.

About the Photograph:

“Kevin and Erin were born one day apart. On my last day in Ireland, Kevin’s family threw a party to celebrate their eighteenth birthdays.  The tattoo belongs to Kevin’s brother. He’s saving up to add some color and a few more details, but is proud of it nonetheless. He readily hiked up his shirt for the photograph and the crowd in the backyard stepped back to make room for my camera. Erin wore her new dress, got drunk and fell asleep. Before she passed out, Erin exclaimed to no one in particular, It’s my last day at seventeen!  Kevin, whose capacity for alcohol belies his skinny frame, lasted well into the night, long after I left the party to pack for my flight home.”

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