This research study focuses on contemporary Irish photographers combining photography with different media such as drawing, sculpture, sound or moving image. It analyses what drives their assemblage of different media and queries the artists’ vision of the transformation of photography into a new form of media.
This study investigated a body of work created by the following contemporary Irish photographers: Róisín White, Eamonn Doyle, Seán Hillen and Michael Boran. The results of the analysis of the interviews conducted with Eamonn Doyle and Seán Hillen are reviewed to address the following questions: What inspires modern Irish photographers' decisions to blend photography with other forms of media? To what extent modern Irish photographers prefer to use different forms of media in addition to classic photography? How the future of photography as a new type of media is envisioned by current Irish photographers?