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Snapshot Stories: Visuality, Photography, and the Social History of Ireland, 1922-2000

Erika Hanna


During the twentieth century, men and women across Ireland picked up cameras, photographing days out at the beach, composing views of Ireland’s cities and countryside, and recording political events as they witnessed them. Indeed, while foreign photographers often focused on the image of Ireland as a bucolic rural landscape, Irish photographers—snapshotter and professional alike—were creating and curating photographs of Ireland which revealed more complex and diverse images of Ireland. Snapshot Stories explores these stories. It examines a diverse array of photographic sources, including famil ... More

Keywords: Photography, Ireland, social history, photograph albums, documentary photography, visuality, visibility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198823032
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198823032.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Erika Hanna, author
Senior Lecturer in Modern History, University of Bristol