In Our Own Image: Photography in Ireland 1839 to the Present presents the first comprehensive historical and critical survey of photography from across the island of Ireland. This landmark centenary exhibition charts how the medium has both reflected and shaped Irish cultural identity, from the work of the earliest photographic pioneers up to the emergence of a recognisably modern state. Throughout the period of intense change that characterised Ireland in the late 19th and into the mid-20th century, we see how photography served as a mirror for shifting experiences of what it meant to be Irish. More than that, it also defined the way we saw ourselves, creating an image of life on the island of Ireland that still forms part of our identity today.
This landmark season of exhibitions, online programmes, installations, events and education programmes launches in November 2021 and continues until November 2022.
It is curated by Gallery of Photography Ireland with the Office of Public Works, Dublin Castle.
29 November 2021 - May 2022
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On show at The Printworks, Dublin Castle
29 November 2021 – 6 February 2022
Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 5.45pm
Sunday & Monday closed.
Tuesday by appointment
Closed for bank holidays and public holidays
DUBLIN CASTLE OPENING HOURS
Monday - Sunday 11am - 5.45pm
ADMISSION IS FREE
Image: top: Aftermath of the 1916 Uprising in Dublin, showing the General Post Office (GPO); lower: Ambrotype of unknown woman c 1860. Shackleton Family Collection.