Glucksman Gallery

Talk | Looking, staring, seeing: Photography and the Visible in Ireland

A talk on photography in Ireland by Erika Hanna to mark the closing weekend of The Parted Veil.

Since the 1970s, the language of visibility has come to be central to how we understand modern Ireland, as the country has been faced with repeated debates about the ‘revealing’ and ‘exposure’ of the ‘hidden’ side of Irish life. This talk uses photography to explore what it means to be visible and invisible in modern Ireland. Ranging across photographic genres from family albums, to studio portraits, to club and documentary photography, it explores how notions of visibility have been part of the quotidian practices which make up how Irish people have understood themselves and their society, and how we can use photography to make sense of an intimate history of everyday life in modern Ireland. Dr. Erika Hanna is Senior Lecturer in Modern History in the School of Humanities, University of Bristol. Her book Snapshot Stories: A Social History of Photography in Ireland, 1922-2000 is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.

Category: Arts and Cultural Events: Glucksman Gallery
Time: 5pm
Location: The Glucksman
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Chris Clarke

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