In Our Own Image Conference

In Our Own Image Conference1-DAY CONFERENCE ADDRESSING ISSUES OF EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AND HOW WE MIGHT BETTER REFLECT DIVERSE HISTORIES AND PERSPECTIVES.

Wednesday, April 27th 2022

11.00 – 15:40 Venue: The Bedford Tower, Dublin Castle. This event is now fully booked. In response to demand, the proceedings will be live-streamed.


This In Our Own Image 1-day conference will address the role of photography in recording our unfolding histories and in shaping what is remembered, and what histories are omitted. Across three panels, speakers will consider the politics of representation that underpin the mediation of photographic images. As we move towards the final years of the Decade of Centenaries commemorations, this conference brings together leading historians, academics, artists, curators and cultural figures from across Ireland, Northern Ireland, Great Britain and the U.S. to reflect on issues of equality, diversity and inclusion and how we might better reflect diverse histories and perspectives. Organised by the Gallery of Photography Ireland and Creative Centenaries.

Panel discussions will be chaired by Tommy Graham (History Ireland), Mark Duncan (Century Ireland) and Paul Mullan (National Lottery Heritage Fund). Contributors include: 

Panel 1

  • Feargal Fitzpatrick, photo historian, NCAD
  • Joy Carey, Digitisation Manager, PRONI
  • Mark Sealy, curator, cultural historian and Director of Autograph (Association of Black Photographers)

Panel 2

  • William Blair, Director of Collections, National Museums NI
  • Orla Fitzpatrick, photo historian
  • Sinead McCoole, historian and Curator of Mná100

Panel 4

  • Erika Hanna, academic, University of Bristol
  • Pauline Vermare, independent curator & photo historian
  • Brian Newman, photographic artist

Schedule:

1015 - 1100: Registration opens, tea & coffee served

1100- 1110: Welcome and opening remarks

1110 - 1220: Panel 1 - Photography & Identity, Re-interrogating the Archives, Politics of Identity and the Colonial Gaze, 1839-1920

1220 - 1310: Lunch

1310 - 1415: Panel 2 - Revolutionary Island: Representing Conflict, 1912-1923

1420 - 1525: Panel 3 - Photographic Representations and Cultural Identities

1525 - 1540: Concluding remarks



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