Now on in the National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar
"Shaped by History" by Gerry Andrews FIPF ARPS AFIAP
Shaped by History consists of 95 black and white photographs of Limerick Milk Market taken between 1971 and 1978 by the Limerick award winning social documentary photographer, Gerry Andrews. Limerick Milk Market was founded in 1852, as the west of Ireland was emerging from the famines of the 1840′s. In the 1970′s, Limerick Milk Market was at a crossroads in its long history, as the Shannon/Limerick region began transforming into a national and international model for development. Gerry Andrews photo’s are portrait studies of the community of merchants, traders and characters of Limerick’s historic quarter at this period of transformation. The portraits are stunning, evocative and challenging. A set of prints will be donated to the National Library of Ireland’s photographic collection, home to the worlds largest collection of photographs relating to Ireland.
Shaped by History is presented in collaboration with Limerick City of Culture, the Hunt Museum, Limerick Milk Market and the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism.