Noel Bowler | Iman
Noel Bowler, 2009, Dublin, Ireland
Iman is a new body of photography by artist Noel Bowler. Seeking to break through the barriers of stereotypical representation from within, Bowler spent over fifteen months meeting and sharing life experiences with the members of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland in Clonskeagh, Dublin. In this series of documentary photographs, Bowler has created striking but also delicate images of the diverse individuals who have come together to create a vibrant, faith-based community.
Iman (Faith) was presented by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council as part of the Place & Identity per cent for art programme of commissions. This publication is the result of a collaboration between Bowler and Ian Russell. The photographs included are a selection from those exhibited in Airfield, Dundrum from 10-21 June 2009.