National Library photographic exhibition documents LGBT, life & activism

by Gazette Reporter

Pictured at the launch of the National Library of Irelands new exhibition, ‘Living with Pride: Photographs from the Christopher Robson Collection’ at the National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 are: Civil partner of Christopher Robson and co-curator of the exhibition, Bill Foley, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD. and Director of the NLI, Dr Sandra Collins.

Pictured today at the launch of the National Library of Ireland (NLI)’s new exhibition, ‘Living with Pride: Photographs from the Christopher Robson Collection’ at the National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 are: Director of the NLI, Dr Sandra Collins and Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD in front of a picture of the Diceman Thom McGinty.
Pic: Marc O’Sullivan

‘Living with Pride’ documents LGBTI+ life and activism in Ireland during the nineties and noughties, and tells the story of Christopher Robson, who captured – through his personal photography – much of Ireland’s remarkable journey toward LGBTI+ equality. 

Christopher Robson was a central figure in Irish LGBTI+ activism and the exhibition is co-curated with the NLI by his civil partner, Bill Foley. Christopher Robson played a key role in the decriminalisation of homosexuality, and was pivotal in the introduction of civil partnership and the enactment of State equality legislation.

Pictured at the launch of the National Library of Ireland (NLI)’s new exhibition, ‘Living with Pride: Photographs from the Christopher Robson Collection’ at the National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 are: Director of the NLI, Dr Sandra Collins and Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD.
Pic: Marc O’Sullivan

Living with Pride: Photographs by Christopher Robson is open Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm at the National Photographic Archive, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar and online. 

Pic: Marc O’Sullivan

For more information, to view the exhibition and for the most up-to-date programme of events, visit nli.ie.

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