SmugMug+Flickr: An espirit de corps?

SmugMug+Flickr: An esprit de corps? by Allan LEONARD 21 April 2018 Flickr has announced that it is being acquired by SmugMug. At least that provides an answer to the question of what would happen next, after Flickr was spared the sunsetting list but not endorsed like Yahoo’s purchase of Tumblr. And a better outcome than... Continue Reading →

Film review: Photo City

Film review: Photo City by Allan LEONARD 13 April 2018 Photo City is a documentary film by John Murphy and Traolach Ó Murchú, about the story of Rochester, New York, becoming the Silicon Valley of photography, with the clustering of image-based companies such as Xerox, Bausch and Lomb, and Kodak. And how this industry has... Continue Reading →

Mr Turner’s apples

Mr Turner’s apples by Allan LEONARD for Northern Slant 27 September 2017 The Allison Collection held at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) consists of about 1,550 photographs and 34 volumes from Allison Photographic Studios between circa 1900 and 1950. The studios were established by Herbert Thackwray Allison, who came to Ireland in... Continue Reading →

Conflicting Images @UlsterMuseum

Conflicting Images @UlsterMuseum by Allan LEONARD for Northern Slant 26 July 2017 As part of its Collecting the Troubles and Beyond initiative, the Ulster Museum currently has an exhibition called Conflicting Images: Photography during the Northern Irish Troubles. In a loose chronology there are 140 images from a variety of photographers. International photojournalists arrived with... Continue Reading →

Open space photography at the Linen Hall Library

Open space photography at the Linen Hall Library by Allan LEONARD for Northern Slant 31 May 2017 Gaining inspiration from viewing the archive postcard collection at the Linen Hall Library, a group of participants in a community photography workshop facilitated by Belfast Exposed set out to document their views of sharing and respecting open space... Continue Reading →

Softening images of Partition

Softening images of Partition by Allan LEONARD for Northern Slant 24 May 2017 Although John Irvine left Northern Ireland over 15 years ago, having grown up about East Antrim, he retains “strong links” and comes home frequently. Irvine explained how one morning drive accidentally led him to his book, Partition. Irvine picked up photography in... Continue Reading →

Then & Now: Belfast Blitz

Then & Now: Belfast Blitz by Allan LEONARD for Northern Slant 17 May 2017 In an apparent continuation of their Then & Now series, the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) has produced a new set of blended images that show the material destruction caused by the Belfast Blitz attacks (April-May 1941), alongside contemporary... Continue Reading →

Stéphane DUROY: Selecting memories

Stéphane DUROY: Selecting memories by Allan LEONARD for Northern Slant 3 May 2017 A recent exhibition in Le Bal featured a retrospective of the work by Stéphane Duroy. Again and Again contained a selection of hung prints on the ground floor and an installation of his reworked book, Unknown, in the lower level. The prints... Continue Reading →

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