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This Stunning Exhibition Is Taking Place Next Week For An Amazing Cause

By mariemadden

April 25, 2017 at 1:14pm

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Here at Lovin Dublin, we're a little bit obsessed with good photography.

If you are too, you may be interested in a very special exhibition that's taking place in Dublin next week.

Darkness Into Light is a collection of long-exposure, night-time images of Dublin and will take place at the CHQ Building on Custom House Quay next Friday 5 May.

The shots are by Dublin photographer Andrew Sheridan, who has organised the event to raise much needed funds for suicide and self-harm crisis centre Pieta House.

Andrew will be showcasing 36 A2 Giclée prints (from the Copperhouse Gallery, Synge Street) on the night, all of which are set in beautiful walnut frames and non-reflective glazing by Morris Deegan from Frame Foundry in Stoneybatter. 

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Proceeds from the sales of all of the images will go to Pieta House, with a raffle for one of Andrew's prints also being held on the night.

Having lost his brother to suicide, Andrew hopes that the night will help support the great work of Pieta House and those who are struggling.

"Pieta House provides such an amazing service to some of the most vulnerable in our society; those who are in danger of taking their own lives, and those who are left to deal with the aftermath of those that do. 

"To go on the annual walk from Darkness Into Light is to appreciate just how many people are affected by all of this. The scale is overwhelming. So much resilience and collective strength in the face of so much sorrow and grief. The sun will rise again tomorrow. Life must go on. 

"I know from my photographic work that the smallest of light sources can make all the difference... can utterly transform a shot. Scary, black nighttime alleys can be rendered beautiful with a single lightbulb. Pieta House is such a lightbulb."

The exhibition will be located in the Liffey Corner Exhibition Space and will run from 4pm to 7pm, with drinks and music on the night.

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