The commissioned essay in this issue, by Siún Hanrahan, examines the. To accompany the article we are publishing a selection of photographs from this archive showing the scenes of crimes; a murder, an assault and an armed robbery. We are publishing the pictures in the belief that drawing attention to their existence, and to that of the archive, could contribute to process of being reconciled to the deeds they describe.
The subject of memory and atrocity is considered by John Taylor in his review of Simon Norfolk‘s book on genocide. He reaffirms the value of attempts to record crimes against humanity and examines the connection between history and photography.
Amanda Dunsmore‘s photographs were produced as part of the exhibition Captivating – Art From Prison which included work by Loyalist, Republican and ‘Ordinary Decent Prisoners’. Originally each image acted as a ‘signature portrait’ shown beside an artwork produced by the prisoner.
The Source photographic commissions are Pádraig Murphy and Jim Vaughan. Both artists explore life in their local communities, respectively in Kerry and Galway. This work will be exhibited at the Old Museum Arts Centre in April.
About the Publisher
Source is a quarterly photography magazine, available in print and as a digital edition, published in Belfast, Northern Ireland. They publish emerging photographic work and engage with the latest in contemporary photography through news, thoughtful features and reviews of the latest exhibitions and books from Ireland and the UK. Their website brings together an archive of writing and pictures from the magazine alongside current features.1