The images which brought Derry to international attention in the late 1960s continue to define how this city is viewed today.
Picturing Derry will, for the first time, bring the collected photographic iconography of the Troubles in Derry together in one exhibition.
The exhibition will juxtapose insider and outsider views of the city as it erupted into street protest and civil strife in 1969. While photojournalists from news agencies across the globe were descending on Derry, Willie Carson, Larry Doherty, Eamonn Melaugh, Barney McMonagle and others were using their local knowledge, contacts and wit to cast a light on some of the previously unseen elements of life in a conflicted city. By the 1980’s, Camerawork Darkrooms had established a community photography facility in the heart of the Bogside recording everyday life in a conflict zone.
Picturing Derry will transform the city into a gallery by relocating many of the iconic images to the original sites where they were first taken.