Interviewed by Richard West
Location: Artist's home, Newtownards, County Down
Date: March 2006

Still taken from: 'Sandy Row' by Peter O'Doherty

Still taken from: 'Sandy Row' by Peter O'Doherty

Chapter 14:

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Chapter 14 Synopsis:

  • Still enjoys taking documentary pictures - mostly using digital equipment.
  • Mid '80s - 'Belfast Exposed' starts - sense of a developing photographic community emerging.
  • 1986-87 - produced 'Northern Ireland' tourism book with Ian Hill and Robert Blair.
  • Shot pictures in the shipyard to accompany David Hammond's film 'Steel chest, Nail in the Boot and the Barking Dog'.
  • 1991 - Photoworks North starts - Jim MaGinn, Peter Neil, Paul Seawright, Richard McCorrie & Bryan Lynn attend early meetings.
  • First objective is to start a photography gallery.
  • In early days Photoworks North would staged exhibitions, workshops & talks.
  • Stops attending meetings late '90s due to lack of communication.
  • Attends Joseph Boyce symposium in Goethe Institute.

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