Monday, September 22, 2008


Jackie Nickerson
Washing Eucharist Vessels, Poor Clare Monastery, Belfast (2006)
Photograph: Fuji crystal archive print
H: 99 x w: 79 cm / h: 39 x w: 31.1 in

Jackie Nickerson
Green Room, Perpetual Adoration Sisters, Perpetual Adoration Convent, Wexford (2005)
Photograph: Fuji crystal archive print
H: 99 x w: 79 cm / h: 39 x w: 31.1 in

The age of faith is not dead.

Depictions of faith and believers take new forms.

Jackie Nickerson first came to prominence in the 1990s as a fashion photographer working in Milan, Paris and New York, and featured in Elle, Marie Claire, Wallpaper, German Vogue, Arena, Interview and other publications.

For two-and-a-half years Nickerson photographed inside the churches, convents and abbeys of Ireland. The result is a series entited "Faith": the inside of Irish convents and monasteries.

Of these communities, Nickerson said:

“These are individuals and communities which are steeped in an interiority, which they have discovered is not their own but something wider and deeper than themselves, of which they are a part.”

Her work is represented in many important public and private collections, including the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, the Santa Monica Museum in California, and the Margulies Collection in Miami.

In May 2008, she won the prestigious AIB prize for artists of promise in Ireland.

There have been exhibitions of “Faith” in New York, and Ireland.

Presently the exhibition is in Rome at the Brancolini Grimaldi Arte Contemporanea, Rome (VIA DEI TRE OROLOGI 6A, ROME, 00197, ) from September 18 - November 16, 2008.

Later it will be shown at the Centre Culturel Irlandais as part of the Mois de la Photo in Paris.

More of the studies can be viewed online at the following websites:


Brancolini Grimaldi Arte Contemporanea

Of the book of the exhibition "Faith"