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Images from The Troubles in Northern Ireland

 
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PostPosted: 23-12-2013 11:14    Post subject: Images from The Troubles in Northern Ireland Reply with quote

Brendan Murphy kept his lens clean but couldn't avoid the odd rubber bullet or two tapping his ribs from time to time. His endeavours procured for us a startling record of the 30 years of war in the 6 counties. This portfolio is one part of photgraphic Case Study of Irish history compiled by Cork University.

http://multitext.ucc.ie/viewgallery/2195

edit: To head off the pedants, I will just qualify that the history presented is not just photographic but 'multitextual'. This historical study stretches back to the 15th century. There's a good few nights of perusables here for those interested.
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PostPosted: 23-12-2013 15:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some moving images there.
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PostPosted: 23-12-2013 15:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very, very interesting.
Thank you for posting the link, Skinny.
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PostPosted: 23-12-2013 19:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

My friend took this picture of the chapel in Harryville where I grew up. During the mid nineties the chapel was targeted by loyalists in retaliation for not being able to walk down some stupid road in portadown. I'm not choosing sides it's all stupid. It may not seem like much but I think he has captured perfectly a place that has so much significance for me, because seeing how these idiots acted certainly changed me for the better.

Many people claim the sun never shines in Ballymena.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/s720x720/424063_181648711935996_3051670_n.jpg

It has also been spray painted up in Belfast somewhere.
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PostPosted: 23-12-2013 23:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stunning image, Chris. Like a Gerald Scarfe animation.
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