Snapshots of a lost and different America

A collection of memorable American photographs from bygone eras will take centre stage at IMMA this month, writes Ros Drinkwater.

12th February, 2012
Snapshots of a lost and different America
Lewis Wickes Hine's Child Labour (1908).

Conversations, Photography from the Bank of America Collection, opens at the Irish Museum of Modern Art later this month. Despite the activity of post-impressionists, photography was not regarded as fine art until the 1960s. The sheer energy of the new wave of photographers challenged this thinking, galleries dedicated to the medium began to open and museums started to build collections.

Curators Anne Havinga and Karen Haas have chosen to focus on an aspect of the...

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