This month has seen the fruition of a twenty-five year project for my son Edwin and myself. Having made 64,000 duplicate negatives and more recently digitised nearly 42,000 we now have made made a selection of 200 which form an exhibition currently on show at the Farmleigh Gallery in the Phoenix park, Dublin. Launched by the Irish Deputy Prime Minister it is drawing large numbers. Concurrently a new Book "Frank Browne, a Life Through the Lens" has been published by Yale University Press.
Browne was a photographer of world status whose work in Ireland is exceptional not to mention his English, Australian and other locations between. Photo-historians amongst others will find these images to be of great interest and anyone visiting Dublin before 23rd. December might find trip to Farmleigh House and Gallery a half day well spent.
If this exhibition sparks enthusiasm a Further visit to the State Apartments in Dublin Castle will also tempt with an exhibition on William Despard Hemphill's pictures from the mid nineteenth century. He was a most successful participant in the Amateur Photographic Society competitions. I made quite a number of albumen prints for this show.
Learn more about the exhibition here: http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/famleigh/Events/FullDescription,32284,en.html
Details of the book can be found here: http://yalepress.yale.edu/book.asp?isbn=9780300208153