The BAI (Broadcasting Authority of Ireland) has agreed to fund a six part series for television that will look at the lives of ordinary people in the West of Ireland as seen through the lens of six photographers.’Tríd an Lionsa (Through the Lens), The Unwritten History of Life in the West of Ireland 1880-1900′ is being developed by www.curator.ie and Sibéal Teo, Dingle in association with TG4.
This 6 part series will explore a rich archive of photographs taken in the late 19th century in Ireland and tell the story of the people on either side of that lens. This will be the first televised history of photography in Ireland that engages with the events and, most importantly, the people who feature in the national photographic archives of Ireland. The plate glass negative, the photographic slide and the album are the artifacts that tell the story of the ordinary people in the west of Ireland. The people on either side of the camera are the story.