Excavated fifteen feet below ground, every eight miles, lies a space fifty-five years old, left to remain in darkness for nature and human development to take its course. A fifteen thousand strong network of cold war era bunkers was built in 1958 across the United Kingdom, thirty-one of which are in Northern Ireland. Manned by the Royal Observer corps, a former Civil Defence organisation, these structures were used for the observation and detection of nuclear explosions and their effect on the country. The Observation Posts and their contents exist as living glimpses into an essentially forgotten part of the past. The photographs provide a visual account of the spaces as they remain, twenty years prior to their closure in 1991.
David Brady • Jacqueline Douglas • Ciarán Dunbar • Scott Leonard • Rachael Lumsden • Sara Marsden • Marie-Therese McCormick • Jan McCullough • David McIlwaine • Catherine McKenna • Clare McLaughlin • Gary Moore • Bryan Morris • Gavin Mullan • Eve O'Connor • Clodagh O'Neill • Paulina Rachanska • Lewis Rankin • Pawel Slaby • Hannah Watson • Bronagh Wilson •