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Tom McGahan is an UK based photographer. Through his works, McGahan investigates notions of land, origin, memory, sense of place and perception. His images aim to engage the viewer by challenging them to contemplate and reflect on their own sense of reality.
“ I constantly engage myself in this process which is always evolving my personal understanding of my preconceived view of the places I choose to photograph.”
McGahan’s images are created using natural light and with Medium and Large format film cameras. Staying present is always a part of the process of creating the his work which brings a more mindful and considered approach to the images.
Shortlisted 2020 British Journal of Photography, 1854 Media, Portrait of Humanity Awards
Winner Feature Shoot Emerging Photographer 2019 for the series ‘Landscape of Lament’ exhibited at Aperture Gallery, New York.
Winner 2017 Feature Shoot Print Swap, “ Slieve Coillte’ from the series ‘Echoes’ exhibited in the group show ‘Ambient Landscapes’ at Black Eye Gallery, Sydney.
His ‘Take Refuge’ was nominated as on of the top rated entries in the 2016 Magnum Awards.
Publications. Aint Bad, Another Place Press, All About Photo, Art Pil, British Journal of Photography, Broad, Black River, C41, Don’t Take Pictures, Features Shoot, Lens Culture, Of the Land and Us, Portrait of Humanity Vol 2, Private Photo Review, Peta Pixel, New Landscape Photography, Subjectively Objective,