Through a troubled Lens

A new documentary, set to be screened on RTÉ, traces the lives of the people who endured the Troubles and the photographers who documented their stories. Anna Carey meets its director Tom Burke

20th January, 2019
Martin Nangle at work in Belfast in 1989

Some photographers seek out war stories to document; some have those stories thrust upon them. In the case of many of the photographers who came to prominence during the era of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, the latter was the case.

Photographers such as Stanley Matchett and Trevor Dickson spent the early years of their careers as press photographers in the North in the 1960s. They started off by taking pictures of sporting events, visiting...

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