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Gilles Caron – In Colour

Section Display: 
Nerve Visual

15 September - 30 October 2016

A series of full colour images, taken by world-renowned photographer Gilles Caron at the events that became known as the Battle of the Bogside in Derry~Londonderry.

Gilles Caron – In Colour included a remarkable new series of 16 large colour prints of individuals caught up in the events of August 1969, that had never before been exhibited in Northern Ireland. A further 16 smaller photographs and large wall graphics from Paris Match, detailing a five-page photo-story of Caron’s visit to the city during an intense period of rioting, also featured.


The exhibition was part of an ongoing partnership project between the Nerve Centre and the Fondation Gilles Caron, following on from the success of the Picturing Derry exhibition during City of Culture 2013. In 2014, the Fondation donated fifteen archival prints from the collection of Gilles Caron to the city.

Gilles Caron – In Colour was the second exhibition after Nerve Visual gallery opened at the former Turner Prize space in Ebrington.