These images show the locations of sites along the Irish border (North Louth/South Armagh/South Down) where illegal dumping of toxic sludge has taken place.
This sludge is a byproduct of the illegal diesel laundering industry. This work explores this black market industry by looking at its cause and effect on this border region.
Ciaran Dunbar was born in 1982 in Dundalk, where he currently lives and works. He gained a BA in Photography from the University of Ulster in 2013. Having escaped The Troubles in the 1980’s, Ciaran’s parents, originally from the north of Ireland, settled in Dundalk. It is here, against the backdrop of this border town, that issues of identity, displacement and belonging have become the focus of Ciaran’s work to date.