Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
Time: May 20, 2023 at 12pm to July 16, 2023 at 5pm
Location: St Carthage Hall
Street: Chapel Street
City/Town: Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Website or Map: https://lismorecastlearts.ie/…
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Lismore Castle Arts
Latest Activity: Apr 8
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The 1850s were a transitional decade for photography and a space where wealthy amateurs often shaped and informed its direction. Experimenting within its technical constraints, Frances Edmund Currey, land agent for the 6th Duke of Devonshire’s Irish properties, constructed a multi-layered chronicle of life in and around Lismore Castle.
His work encompasses personal memoir, social history, documentary record and artistic ambition. Focussing on photographic albums held by the Chatsworth Trust, curator Sarah McDonald evaluates Currey’s differing relationships to the medium and his rising significance as one of Ireland’s pioneering photographers.
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