People and Place in Irish Photography a Touring Exhibition.

The invention of photography, in 1839, was one of the most significant achievements in the history of human communications. 
 
Photographs capture a moment in time in exact likeness, allowing us to see what people in the past saw – or what others wanted them to see. In doing so, they enable history to speak to us directly and with great clarity. 
 
The Ulster Museum’s collections of historic photographs date from the 1850s and comprise many thousands of images relating to the history, topography and personalities of Ireland.
 
This exhibition concentrates on the twin themes of people and place, to illustrate the range and depth of these collections and how the photographers they represent framed and shaped our view of the past.