The Mountain of Elders
Bessie Bell is a mountain near Baronscourt in Co. Tyrone, at the southernmost part of the Sperrin mountain range. The mountain named Sliabh Troim (The Mountain of the Elders) by the Celts and later Bessie Bell by the Planters, has maintained an anthropological link to power and spirituality for at least 5000 years. From its Neolithic portal tombs dating from 3000BC, to the monumental 'Steel Henge' of wind turbines encircling the mountain top; the stone cairn on the summit, marking the grave of Donald Gorm (1000AD), to the documented standing stones and stone circles. The Mountain of Elders is a photography project that documents both the incongruity, and harmony, of man-made structures within the landscape, capturing the impact of human activity over thousands of years.
Jenna Campbell • Sophie Cochrane • Linda Conroy • Naomi Dass • Dara Flanagan • Rachel Glass • Ruth Gonsalves Moore • Jan Gorman • Jonathan Graham • Laura Hagan • Matthew Johnston • Amy Lewis • Joe Magowan • Sollie McDaniel • Emma Mooney • Susanne Morrison • Stanislav Nikolov • Orla O'Neill • Claire Scott • Lee Stitt • Karolina Szymczak • Ross Young •