Women's Vision in Transition Photobook: - a re-visualisation of the Tigers Bay and New Lodge areas of North Belfast by women who live there

Jolene Mairs Dyer (Photographer), Eileen Weir (Photographer)

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Abstract

In late 2014, a group of women who live in Tigers Bay and New Lodge areas of North Belfast came together to offer visual representations of their localities as a means of highlighting issues affecting interface areas of the post-conflict city. The first photobook was officially launched by Dawn Purvis at The Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts in October 2015. It is now held in the Linen Hall Library in Belfast and in the Tate Britain's Library and Archives in London as part of their prestigious photobook collection. In October 2020, the group met once more to review progress made since 2015. The latest photobook, ‘Women’s Vision in Transition’, brings together images taken in 2014 and in 2020 in order to assess which of these aims have been achieved. The images show that much can be achieved when women come together to address cross-community social issues when this is in tandem with wider community and statutory bodies working together; however, there is still much to be done. It also shows how women's voices can be made more visible and audible in the public sphere, challenging their on-going exclusion from local power structures.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages34
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2020
EventOnline Launch of 'Women's Vision in Transition' Photobook - Online via Zoom
Duration: 25 Nov 202025 Nov 2020
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/womens-vision-in-transition-photobook-tickets-127731092135

Keywords

  • women and peace building
  • Women in Northern Irish Politics
  • post conflict
  • Belfast
  • interface
  • Northern Ireland
  • photography and communities
  • photography and conflict
  • collaborative photography
  • participatory photography

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