Ross McDonnell – Joyrider

Joy riding — stealing and destroying cars — is a rite of passage in the lawless but ritualistic world of disaffected youth in Ballymun, a community on the north side of Dublin. In “Joyrider,” through a series of cinematic black-and-white shots awash in light and movement, the photographer Ross McDonnell documented youths coming of age in a world of drugs, gangs and arson. Ballymun is the site of Ballymun Flats, a high-rise public housing complex that is testament to the failures of 1960s city planning. With no employers or amenities nearby, the area succumbed to crime and poverty. Taken from LENS.

All images © Ross McDonnell

Ross McDonnell

Ross McDonnell

Ross McDonnell

Ross McDonnell

Ross McDonnell

Ross McDonnell

Ross McDonnell

Ross McDonnell

Ross McDonnell

Ross McDonnell

Ross McDonnell

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