By BJP Editor
A project called I went to the worst of bars hoping to get killed. but all I could do was to get drunk again, by Irish photographer Ciarán Oìg Arnold, won the First Book Award 2015 today.
Born in 1977, Arnold spent almost his whole life living his pictures in the town of Ballinasloe. The project, taken over the past five years, shows drunken knuckle-fights, hard men’s tears and derelict homes as the active participants in a post-recession landscape.
“I never really had a project in mind,” Arnold tells BJP. “I just took the photographs at weekends to have something to do. …read more