Fionn McCann: General Practice

Wednesday 16 May – Sunday 27 May 2012
Fionn McCann: General Practice | Wednesday 16 May  – Sunday 27 May 2012 | Gallery of Photography

Opening Reception Tuesday 15 May at 6:30pm

General Practice highlights the vital role of GPs in contemporary Irish society, providing a glimpse into the usually private interactions between GP and patient. In colour and black-andwhite photographs, the photographer Fionn McCann captures the trials, tribulations and sometimes humour of these encounters. Through the sensitivity of McCann’s lens, the frontline work of GPs is revealed in all its diversity. In the consulting room or on home visits, the GP may be called upon to medicate, to perform procedures or simply to explain and reassure. Above all, the confessional quality of the patient-GP encounter, where listening to the patient’s concerns is of prime importance, is underlined.

This exhibition marks the closing event of the tercentenary celebrations of the Medical School of Trinity College Dublin. It is the inspiration of the Professor of General Practice, Tom O’Dowd, who commissioned Fionn McCann as photographer. The images were made between 2008 and 2011, and document a series of patients’ visits to six General Practitioners throughout Ireland. The GPs and the featured patients gave permission to have McCann present during these normally private encounters and the project was ethically approved by the Irish College of General Practitioners.

Wednesday 16 May – Sunday 27 May 2012
Gallery of Photography
Meeting House Square
Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Telephone: +353 1 6714654
www.galleryofphotograph...
Opening hours / start times:
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday 13:00 - 18:00
Admission / price: Free

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