WHY A WIKI?
PhotoIreland Wiki aims to facilitate the collection of historical data relating to the practice of Photography in Ireland. The purpose is to allow practitioners and organisations from or in Ireland and beyond to stand up and be counted, profiling themselves on the website, inputting their own historic list of exhibitions, publications, awards, etc. More importantly, the data gathered will allow everyone interested in the Arts to analyse the real context of Photography in Ireland, benchmarking for future developments.
UNFINISHED BY NATURE
It is the nature of the Wiki to be a work in-progress, an unfinished but ever-improving archive, unbiased and factual. For years, PhotoIreland has been actively researching and seeking archival material from individuals and Arts organisations that have engaged and supported Irish Photography across the island of Ireland and beyond. In 2022, we initiated the inclusion of part of the research extracted from sources such as NIVAL and artists’ records. In 2023, they finally became public. We welcome the review of the data made available and any corrections needed.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
As defined on Wikipedia, ‘A wiki is an online hypertext publication collaboratively edited and managed by its own audience, using a web browser’. To start with, whether you are an individual or represent an organisation, download the adequate PhotoIreland Wiki form from the About page and fill it in with as much detail as possible with your historical data. The Wiki team will create and publish your profile page with all the data supplied. From then on, you will be able to login, update, and modify content as you or your organisation progresses.