An Exhibition of Portraits focusing on the past and present life of the River Barrow
[The exhibition will now run until the end of August]
It had for some time been the intention of the members of Carlow Photographic Society to document the River Barrow, to photograph it in a way that relates only to that river, to not only consider the landscape, flora and fauna but to dig deeper into its life and to consider how the river impacted on people’s lives. With this in mind and also the 220th anniversary of the navigation of the River Barrow, which is being celebrated this year, twenty seven members of Carlow Photographic Society began the project.
Carlow Photographic Society has made portraits of people who live beside or who have a strong association with the River Barrow. We engaged with our chosen people and organisations. Locations beside the river were chosen and portraits were made. Each person photographed was asked to make a personal statement on their thoughts or their connections to the river.