Megan Doherty is an award-winning photographer from Northern Ireland. In her native Derry, she creates a darkly, fictional, highly textured atmosphere to reflect the need for escapism within small-town life. Transforming her intense feelings of restlessness, boredom, and claustrophobia into staged and real-life images, Doherty used her friends as muses to present an ethereal and captivating narrative around Derry’s youth and subculture. In her work, the scenarios are a combination of composed and documented, depicting the vibrant culture of young adulthood from a distinctly more female perspective.
Working exclusively with film and inspired by her favourite movies – the likes of "Paris, Texas", "Lost in Translation" and "Buﬀalo 66" – Doherty translates everyday life through a lens of fantasy and dream, making the most casual of situations – bike rides, parties, a morning smoke, a trip to the shop – appear magical. She is a laureate of the Hennessy Championing Scenes award, the Abbey Road Music Photography Award, and the British Journal of Photography's International Photography Award, among others.
Dazed & Confused Magazine, New York Magazine, Financial Times, Vice, i-D Italy, British Journal of Photography, The Calvert Journal, HERO Magazine
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