2014 Emerging Photography Contender: Gavin Mullan

For No Consent, Belfast-based photographer Gavin Mullan explores the tensions in the Irish village of Glengad arising from Shell Global’s plans to develop the area surrounding a large natural gas field. 

Writes Mullan in his Artist Statement, “In 1996, a gas field was discovered 80 kilometres off the coast of County Mayo in Ireland. The oil company Shell are planning to bring this gas ashore and pump it 9 kilometres inland to a refinery where it will be cleaned and depressurised to be sold for export. Many people in this area are against this plan and have been protesting in favour of stopping the project all together. The construction is ruining the land families have lived and worked on for decades and they feel the gas pipe would endanger lives”

All images © Gavin Mullan

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