INVITED ARTIST: SEAN DOOLEY – SELECTED WORKS FROM ‘AFTERLIFE’
Venue: 39 Lonsdale Street
8th – 15th November
Sean Dooley studied mathematics at university before becoming a photographer. This scientific background informs both his process, and his work. Every body of images is an exploration following a genuine curiosity for the subject. Central to his work is observation of the interaction between human life and its habitat.
2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon. Once the most numerous bird on the planet, it flew in flocks of millions, forming living clouds that darkened the sky. It is just one of many species that have fallen victim to the ongoing sixth mass extinction event, largely caused by human action and inaction. After Life portrays specimens of species that are losing, or have lost the fight for survival. These specimens are important, both as sources of knowledge that can help conservation efforts and as reminders of the beauty of these lost and fading species.