Reflecting 1916

Saturday 19 March – Sunday 8 May 2016
Sackville Street viewed from above. Image courtesy of South Dublin Libraries | Reflecting 1916 | Saturday 19 March – Sunday 8 May 2016 | Photo Museum Ireland

Reflecting 1916 features photographs taken by eyewitnesses to this pivotal period in Ireland’s history, a number of which are being shown in public for the first time.

A centrepiece installation of large-scale photos captures the destruction of Dublin and offers viewers a dramatic, immersive experience. This is contextualised by explorations of the use of photography to represent the idealism and growing militarism of the revolutionary generation. The wider use of photography as a vital tool for propaganda focusses on Roger Casement and his use of photography to highlight crimes against humanity. Casement’s own documentary photographs from the Putamayo offer an insight into his evolution from British imperialist to Irish revolutionary. A further sequence includes images of the widows and orphans of the Rising that were reproduced in the Catholic Bulletin in 1916, highlighting how photography was used to sway public opinion in the immediate aftermath. The final section looks at how the Rising has been represented in subsequent commemorations. Accompanied by a catalogue with essays contributed by leading writers and historians, Reflecting 1916 is an exploration of the role played by photography in shaping our memory of the Easter Rising.

The exhibition draws from our rich photographic heritage held in national collections and private albums and includes photographs generously contributed by the Capuchins Ireland Archive; Dublin City Library and Archive; Irish Military Archives; Kilmainham Gaol; The National Library of Ireland /National Photographic Archive; The National Museum of Ireland; Pearse Museum, St. Enda’s; RTÉ Archives; Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland; Trinity College Archives, UCD Archives and archival images on loan from John Osman. Curated by Trish Lambe.

Image: Sackville Street viewed from above. Image courtesy of South Dublin Libraries
Saturday 19 March – Sunday 8 May 2016
Photo Museum Ireland
Meeting House Square
Temple Bar, Dublin 2
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Admission / price: Free

 
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