Photo Album of Ulster
The Photo Album of Ulster 15 August until 30 August
Our photo albums give a fascinating insight into our private and public histories – revealing details about how people lived and worked that official histories often overlook.
The Photo Album of Ulster is an archival research project inviting people from across Ulster to digitally share their family photographs. Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs Reconciliation Fund, this cross- border, cross community project is researching and exploring themes of cultural identity, conflict, emigration and the effects of partition on border communities. The project explores the social role of photography in documenting our lives and recording our memories. This emerging democratic archive is a celebration of ordinary and extraordinary histories, viewed from the perspective of private individuals.
The exhibition presents a selection of photographs generously contributed by families across Ulster: the Beyer family from Armagh and the U.S., the Scott and Roulston families from Donegal, the McKee family from County Down, the Clerkin, Conlon, Knight and Madden families from Monaghan, the Cassidy, McKay, and McKeown families from County Antrim, and `the Shackleton family from Cavan,. The archive is continuing to build – further archival scanning sessions are scheduled for Cavan, Belfast and County L’Derry.
Talks and events:
Gallery of Photography, Dublin Panel discussion
Join us at 12.30 on Wednesday 26th of August for a discussion on work of the Photo Album of Ulster archive. Contributors George Knight, Monaghan, Laurence McKeown, Antrim, Peter McKee and Dermot Scott, Donegal will talk about their family archive and their own perspective on the archiving of family histories. Curator Trish Lambe and Shirley Clerkin, Heritage Officer for County Monaghan will also contribute to the discussion.
Monaghan Scanning session and talk:
Market House Monaghan, Saturday 22nd August
The project is funded by
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Reconciliation Fund,
Gallery of Photography and
Monaghan Heritage and Arts Office
The Photo Album of Ulster is a Gallery of Photography Ireland project organised in partnership with our touring partners
Donegal County Museum and
Monaghan County Heritage and Arts Office.