Photos: The story of Ireland from 1916 to 2015 told through the faces of its people

Photos: The story of Ireland from 1916 to 2015 told through the faces of its people

A NEW PHOTO exhibition will showcase one hundred images of people with a connection to Ireland who were born since 1916.

Portrait of a Century by Kim Haughton is being presented in its entirety for the first time at the National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks in Dublin.

_AU21796 Source: Photographer – Paul Sherwood paul@sherwood.ie

It’s based on the subject of Ireland’s centenary and each photograph represents the birth year of the person in it and the series spans from 1916 to 2015.

Over the past two years photographer Kim Haughton sought out people with a connection to Ireland.

_AU21686 (1) Source: Photographer – Paul Sherwood paul@sherwood.ie

Starting with Ken Whitaker who was born in 1916 during the rebellion to Máire Mhac an tSaoi whose birth in 1922 coincided with the creation of the new state.

Haughton photographed people across different sections of society including sporting legends, presidents, public servants, private citizens and pioneering women.

_AU21864Former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh Source: Photographer – Paul Sherwood paul@sherwood.ie

_AU21886Sheamus Smith – Producer Source: Photographer – Paul Sherwood paul@sherwood.ie

_AU21896Gearoid Solan – First Irish male dancer in London’s Royal Ballet School in 30 years Source: Photographer – Paul Sherwood paul@sherwood.ie

_AU21919Ciara Ni Ruairc – Captain in Defence Forces Source: Photographer – Paul Sherwood paul@sherwood.ie

_AU21876Rowan Gillespie Source: Photographer – Paul Sherwood paul@sherwood.ie

Haughton is an Irish photographer based in New York. In 2015 she was named as an Irish photographer to watch by TIME magazine who described her work as ‘at once sparse and textured’.

She spent the early part of her career as a photo journalist covering post conflict humanitarian issues around the globe. Her work has been exhibited in London, New York, Oslo and Dublin.

Her images have been included in publications worldwide, including The Financial Times, Der Spiegel and Vanity Fair. Her work is held in the National Archives of Ireland.

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