PhotoIreland Festival 2014 | Texas, Kathrin Baumbach
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Texas, Kathrin Baumbach

Selected-Photobooks, The Copper House Gallery, Truths, Facts, Fiction, Lies

The Copper House Gallery
St Kevin’s Cottages
Synge Street
Dublin 8

Opening: 5 July
Dates: 6-31 July
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9.30am-5.30pm/ Sat by appointment/ Sun Closed

Texas, Kathrin Baumbach

“I have said that Texas is a state of mind, but I think it is more than that. It is a mystique closely approximating a religion. And this is true to the extent that people either passionately love Texas or passionately hate it and, as in other religions, few people dare to inspect it for fear of losing their bearings in mystery or paradox.”John Steinbeck

Kathrin Baumbach ventured out to explore Texas in all of its glory and its complexity. Documenting everyday life on a ranch, her project tells the story of Texan life and the ubiquitous presence of its gun culture. It also provides the audience with an in-depth view into the life of a local family.