MEP Martina Anderson Visits Picturing Derry Exhibition

MEP Martina Anderson Visits Picturing Derry Exhibition

The Nerve Centre’s Picturing Derry exhibition has been visited by MEP Martina Anderson. The exhibition, which is supported by the EU CultureFund and the Culture Company, brings together, for the first time, some of the most iconic images of the Troubles in the city in one dedicated exhibition.
 
Legendary French photojournalist Gilles Caron’s previously unseen major body of work during the Battle of the Bogside in August 1969 forms a major part of the exhibition, sitting alongsidethe work of other visiting photographers from around the world as well as images by local news photographers including Eamon Melaugh, Willie Carson, Larry Doherty and Barney McMonagle. 
 
In addition to these images, Picturing Derry also includes work from visual artists including Willie Doherty, the British Army’s official photographer and Cameraworks Darkrooms – a community photographic collective which was established by Trisha Ziff in the Bogside at the height of the conflict. 
 
Viewing the exhibition, Martina Anderson commented ‘To see these powerful images, which are so familiar to so many of us, brought together here in one place is hugely significant. That the EU has invested in Derry as City of Culture through projects like this is a real recognition of the importance of the City and its impact across the continent.’ 
 
Ms Anderson was toured through the exhibition by the Nerve Centre’s Chief Executive, Pearse Moore, who commented ‘Picturing Derry is one of the highlights of the City of Culture year – these are the images that have defined this City internationally. Bringing them together here for the first time, and then taking them out to Europe, is exactly the kind of opportunity that 2013 has made possible.  There are images here that local and international audiences will all identify with and it is a crucial record of a key moment in Derry’s story.’
 
Picturing Derry is running in the City Factory, Patrick St until July 7. Following the exhibition in Derry~Londerry selected images will travel to be displayed in Berlin and Dubrovnik throughout 2013. 
 
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