Our own place photographic project
an archive of photographs and text reflecting life in Ireland today : catalogue /
[Federation of Local History Societies and the Federation for Ulster Local Studies] ; [introduction by Liam Clare].
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Kilkenny : Federation of Local History Societies in conjunction with the Federation for Ulster Local Studies, 1996-
The Lawrence Photographic Project was a co-operative project jointly organised in the late 1980s/early 1990s by the Federation of Local History Societies and the Federation of Ulster Local Studies. In this project a thousand scenes from the Lawrence Collection in the National Library of Ireland were replicated one hundred years later by a team of volunteer photographers, thereby creating an archive in both the National Library and the Ulster Museum. The objective was to facilitate the study of the changing topography of cities, towns and rural areas throughout Ireland. In considering a follow up joint project, the two Federations were conscious that many of the most significant scenes of today vary significantly from the scenes selected as important by William Lawrence a century ago. Accordingly, the project "Our Own Place" was commissioned. It consists of a series of photographs recording the most significant scenes of the mid-1990s, selected by the local communities themselves. Because of this freedom to choose the form of each local contribution, the approach varies from community to community. This collection, which is available for consultation in the National Library of Ireland and the Ulster Museum, will provide researchers with a detailed picture of how societies in Ireland in the mid-1990s viewed themselves.
Physical description: 50 p. ; 21 cm.
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