12201193871?profile=originalFolklore recording in Poulaphouca, County Wicklow, 1939. This shows the recording of local folklore before the flooding of a large area in 1939 for a reservoir and hydroelectric scheme. Image courtesy of the National Folklore Collection at University College, Dublin. One item of many in a new feature from the Gallery of Photography, Ireland. 

The interactive digital timeline brings together for the first time a dazzling array of photos spanning more than 180 years. The goal is to situate the development of photography in Ireland within broader technical, historical and artistic movements.


This is part of the project called 'In Our Own Image' which the Gallery of Photography, Ireland has launched to record the history of photography in Ireland since 1839 and its development as regards techniques and practice ever since. The project will include a major exhibition in Dublin Castle, already described on this blog, as well as talks and publications plus this new online feature.


Michael Pakenham Edgeworth who was an early Irish Calotypist. This image from about 1842 or 1843 may be a self portrait. Image courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland

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