Ways of Seeing

The albums of Francis Edmund Currey

St Carthage Hall

20 May - 16 Jul, 2023

20 May - 16 Jul, 2023

St Carthage Hall, Lismore Co. Waterford

Sat - Sun, 12-5pm

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WAYS OF SEEING: The albums of Francis Edmund Currey

Curated by Sarah McDonald

The 1850s were a transitional decade for photography and a space where wealthy amateurs often shaped and informed its direction. Experimenting within its technical constraints, Frances Edmund Currey, land agent for the 6th Duke of Devonshire’s Irish properties, constructed a multi-layered chronicle of life in and around Lismore Castle.

His work encompasses personal memoir, social history, documentary record and artistic ambition. Focussing on photographic albums held by the Chatsworth Trust, curator Sarah McDonald evaluates Currey’s differing relationships to the medium and his rising significance as one of Ireland’s pioneering photographers.

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Install views below by Jed Niezgoda.

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