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Summer 1999

Summer 1999: Issue 19

Edited by John Duncan and Richard West.


42 pages
260 x 205 mm
ISSN 13692224

On the shelves of newsagents Source jostles for space with many other magazines that use photographic images for as many different purposes. Gavin Murphy in his commissioned essay explores the relationship between fine art photography (for want of a better expression) and commercial still life photography, as found in the ‘lifestyle glossies’. Martin Parr‘s latest show Common Sense opened in 42 venues simultaneously across the world, perhaps an example of a photographer making a bid to be as ubiquitious as commercial imagery. The exhibition is reviewed here by Fintan O’Toole who wrote the introduction to Parr’s book about the West of Ireland A Fair Day in 1984.

The photographs of Joe Sterling record the developing lives of his three children who live part of the year with their mother and also divide their time between France and Ireland. David Farrell has been working for two years to produce a set of portraits of people who have just received ashes on Ash Wednesday. These will be exhibited at the Old Museum arts centre in June as part of our on-going collaboration.

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

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