ORAL HISTORY ARCHIVE
A collection of audio interviews with figures from the world of photography.
Prior to developing her own artistic practice Trish Morrissey worked in the fields of journalism and commercial photography. Her work often takes the form of conceptually charged portraiture. Recurrent themes include questions of gender and identity and in particular the nexus of value and taboo mediated via familial relationships. Her work has been shown across the UK and Ireland and as far afield as New York and Melbourne.
Mary McIntyre was born in Northern Ireland where she currently lives. She is a Reader in Fine Art at the University of Ulster in Belfast. McIntyre initially came to photography via the necessity of having to document her own installation work. Inevitably though she came to realise photography not as an adjunct process but as the primary basis of her practice. Her photographic work comprises interiors and landscapes depicting corners of existence that are commonly overlooked or simply out of sight.
Bill Kirk began work as an illustrator and draughtsman in the aircraft industry in Belfast, but his fascination with photography led him to study it full-time at the College of Art in Belfast. His work, primarily in the field of documentary photography, is characterised by frank social comment and has featured in numerous exhibitions and one-man shows.
David Goldblatt documented the changing political landscape of South Africa for more than five decades. His work is renowned for documenting both the public and the more intimate lived experience of apartheid. His retrospective exhibition, David Goldblatt 51 Years, was seen in New York, Barcelona, Rotterdam, Lisbon, Oxford, Brussels, Munich and Johannesburg.