Nine of us went to Collins Barracks to view the Photography exhibition entitled ‘Ireland in Focus: Photographing the 1950’s’. The Paris-based Foundation Henri Cartier-Bresson loaned over fifty images to the National Museum of Ireland for the exhibition. Many of the images have never been shown previously. The exhibition features renowned American photographer, Dorothea Lange who travelled to Ireland in 1954 on assignment from Life magazine, and the photographs of Paris-based American anthropologist, Robert Cresswell, who lived for over a year in Kinvara during 1955 and 1956, as well as the work by Henri Cartier-Bresson.
We had a great time there and after we went to a fabulous restaurant, Dollard & Co, where we discussed, among other things, memories etc that the exhibition evoked .
Some images (click on an image to open in full-screen mode) from the outing can be seen below: