Daragh Soden – ‘Love in Soho’ at the Photographer’s Gallery

Daragh Soden is a London-based Dubliner, a documentary artist who combines photography with prose, poetry, video and installation.

He was commissioned by The Photographers Gallery in Soho, to present a new body of work focusing on Soho’s reputation as a place of connection, performance and the pursuit of love as part of The Shot in Soho exhibition(17/10/2019 to 09/02/2020).

Daragh won the 2017 Grand Prix at the Annual international Hyères Festival of Fashion and Photography at Villa Noailles, which celebrates young designers and photographers.  

His 2017 award winning series ‘Young Dubliners’,  featured youth in his home country; echoing recent events in Europe – rising xenophobia, an intensified introspection, and the closing of borders. 

Daragh Soden Looking for Love, 2019 © Daragh Soden Courtesy of the artist

Daragh has since taken his camera all around the world including a piece in Toulon, France called ‘Tales of Toulon’ and a personal project “In The Heart of Darkness” photographed in the Volta region, Ghana. “In The Hear of Darkness” was inspired by the death of a young boy, Nelson, who he taught while volunteering in West Africa in 2013 – it’s a story about life and death, a celebration of the vibrancy of life and a reflection on our fear of death.

Daragh’s work will feature at The Photographers Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street in Soho from 18th October 2019 to 9th February 2020.

What does ‘Love in Soho’ mean to you?

We travelled through Soho and found some examples of ‘Love in Soho’…

Information on The Photographer’s Gallery 

Mon – Sat: 10.00 – 18.00Thurs Lates: 17.00 – 20.00Sun: 11.00 – 18.00£5 / 2.50Free after 17.00 dailyUnder 19s go freeMembers go free16 – 18 Ramillies StreetLondonW1F 7LWNearest Tube: Oxford Circus  

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