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cfp: Photography/ Archives/ Ireland / 3 November, 2017

The archival impulse, which remains a primary organising principle within contemporary art, is now, in an age of digital imaging and social media, also a mass-cultural phenomenon. These developments, together with a cultural field currently preoccupied with questions of history, remembrance and divergent conceptions of national identity, make an investigation of photography…

Posted on May 7, 2017 at 23:00

Jacolette: a gallery of Irish snapshot and vernacular photography.

I am a photo-historian and librarian from Dublin, Ireland and my blog features ‘found’ photos from my own personal collection. They are mainly Irish and mostly amateur images – the type of vernacular photographs which seldom find their way into museum collections even though they are a rich visual resource. Most of these photographs were found in charity shops, skips or bought from online auctions and I am interested in the process whereby they have become separated from the families who once… Continue

Posted on September 2, 2010 at 23:09 — 1 Comment

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