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Open space photography at the Linen Hall Library

Open space photography at the Linen Hall Library
by Allan LEONARD
31 May 2017

Gaining inspiration from viewing the archive postcard collection at the Linen Hall Library, a group of participants in a community photography workshop facilitated by Belfast Exposed set out to document their views of sharing and respecting open space in the city.

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Softening images of Partition

Softening images of Partition
by Allan LEONARD
24 May 2017

Although John Irvine left Northern Ireland over 15 years ago, having grown up about East Antrim, he retains “strong links” and comes home frequently. Irvine explained how one morning drive accidentally led him to his book, Partition.

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Then & Now: Belfast Blitz

Then & Now: Belfast Blitz
by Allan LEONARD
17 May 2017

In an apparent continuation of their Then & Now series, the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) has produced a new set of blended images that show the material destruction caused by the Belfast Blitz attacks (April-May 1941), alongside contemporary and more familiar landmarks.

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Stéphane DUROY: Selecting memories

Stéphane DUROY: Selecting memories
by Allan LEONARD
3 May 2017

A recent exhibition in Le Bal featured a retrospective of the work by Stéphane Duroy. Again and Again contained a selection of hung prints on the ground floor and an installation of his reworked book, Unknown, in the lower level.

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Everywhere is different but nevertheless is not unrecognisable

Everywhere is different but nevertheless is not unrecognisable
by Allan LEONARD
25 April 2017

Of the treasure trove of prints and negatives held by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), a relatively small selection of about 2,500 images are available to view on Flickr. This consists of three collections: the Allison Photographic Collection, the Cooper Photographic Collection, and a PRONI-created collection of merged images, which they called ‘Then & Now’.