Picturing People

A group of nuns sit on a grassy patch overlooking the coast. Some sit on deckchairs, one with an umbrella over her head to shade her from the sun; others sit on blankets.
Lutz Dille, Ireland, West Coast, 1982. © The Estate of Lutz Dille / courtesy Stephen Bulger GalleryCredit

11 September – 5 December 2021
Print Gallery | Admission free

The National Gallery of Ireland celebrated humanity in all its forms in this photography exhibition showcasing works recently acquired for the national collection. Picturing People featured over 70 photographs by Irish and international artists such as Lee Miller, Elliott Erwitt, Inge Morath, Dorothea Lange, Eamonn Doyle, Dennis Dinneen and Aoife Shanahan. For the first time, works by artists including Gilles Peress, Jill Freedman and Markéta Luskačová were on display at the Gallery.

From chats on street corners in Dublin to pilgrims ascending Croagh Patrick in Mayo; from lovers on park benches in New York to passengers on buses in Liverpool, discover people and communities through the decades at this free exhibition.

Curator: Sarah McAuliffe (Curatorial Assistant)

This exhibition was made possible with the support of a private donor.

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