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'Picturing Derry' - major exhibition opens soon 21.05.13

THE first major photographic exhibition for Derry's City of Culture year is opening soon at the iconic City Factory venue. 'Picturing Derry', which is part of the flagship BT Portrait of a City project brings together for the first time some of the most iconic images of the Troubles in the city.
Legendary French photojournalist Gilles Caron’s previously unseen body of work during the Battle of the Bogside in August 1969 forms a major part of the exhibition. It also includes the work of other visiting photographers from around the world as well as images by local news photographers.
A photograph by French photojournalist Gilles Caron taken during the Battle of the Bogside which forms part of the 'Picturing Derry' exhibition.
The exhibition also features the enduring work of local photographers Willie Carson, Larry Doherty, Eamon Melaugh and Barney McMonagle.
Photojournalists from around the world covered the conflict and the work of Gilles Caron and Clive Limpkin became iconic images.
The project is curated by Inishowen-based Declan Sheehan.
He said: “This is one of the most anticipated photographic exhibitions ever to have been held in this city.
“The photographs of Gilles Caron, in particular, many of which have never been publicly seen, present a unique take on what was happening in the Bogside in that tumultuous time.
“Bringing together the work of these local and international photographers, artists and communities in one exhibition for the first time gives a fascinating insight into the events that made headlines around the world at that time, but also the daily life that was going on for the people here.” The exhibition opens on May 29 and continues until July 7.
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