Ingvild Melberg Eikeland’s “Live Aboard”.
Ingvild Melberg Eikeland was born and based in Stavanger, Norway
She sent me the following information about her series “Live Aboard”:
Established in the 1800’s The Grand and the Royal Canal served Dublin with freight and passenger transport up until the 1960’s. As the last commercial barge passed through the waterways, settlements of people living in houseboats slowly started to emerge along the canals creating small communities and bringing life back to the abandoned canals.
Up until recent years these communities have existed with little intervention from the government except essential mooring contracts and fees. Currently a new set of legislation proposed by Irish Waterways, threatens to yet again change life on the canals.
These new by-laws may force the residents to relocate their homes by several kilometers every 5 days as well as increase the mooring fees to almost 30 times the current cost. This project is a documentation of the canals residents and a community in a time of uncertainty and prospect of transition.
Ingvild Melberg Eikeland is a recent graduate from Griffith College in Dublin, Ireland where she completed her BA in photography. Before pursuing photography Ingvild had been working within different art mediums such as painting, drawing and graphic printing.
Her photographic interest is mainly within documentary based photography as well as more conceptual projects but always through the means of storytelling.
The main medium for her work is photography books but also short films.
She now lives back in her hometown Stavanger in the west of Norway where she is currently working on a new photography book project as well as a D.O.P for an independent film production.
You can see more of Ingvild’s work here.
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