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Laois Through the Lens

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Laois Through the Lens

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Laois Through the Lens

The Laois Through the Lens project, which ran from August 25th to September 16th 2023, featured an exhibition and photobook by Portlaoise Camera Club, showcasing captivating photographs of people and places in Laois.

The Laois Through the Lens project involved a ‘two-in-one’ exhibition and photobook.

The exhibition featured a series of photographs taken by members of Portlaoise Camera Club, which were exhibited at Dunamaise Arts Centre. These photographs were all taken of subjects and points of interest around County Laois.

Each image was accompanied by a short, explanatory text describing the character or scene captured in the photograph.

Laois County Council

"This wonderfully imaginative and unique project is a credit to all involved and a gift to the county of Laois."

Above: Visitors to the Laois Through the Lens exhibition enjoying some of the photographs

The project also delivered Laois Through the Lens, featuring 100 images presented together in book format.

This engaging photobook showcases captivating portraits of the people of Laois over the years, some of whom, poignantly, are no longer with us.

Portlaoise Camera Club members were asked to identify a subject and photograph it in a location that was personal to them and reflected their connection with the county. The subjects were then asked to write a few words about themselves in the context of the chosen location, whether work-related or simply personal.

Terry Conroy, Chairperson, Portlaoise Camera Club

"Some of the people in the photographs have now passed away and I would like to think that these images will help to keep them in our minds."

The launch of the exhibition and book was attended by a large crowd of enthusiastic guests.

The Leinster Express, on August 29th, 2023, noted that:

“Portlaoise Camera Club has proudly launched a new exhibition and a book of the same name called Laois Through the Lens. The launch on August 25th was hosted by the Dunamaise Arts Centre and supported by Laois County Council and Creative Ireland.”

Much conversation was sparked by the subjects captured in such artistic form by the many photographers who combined their talents to produce such professional work.

The exhibition ran at Dunamaise Arts Centre from August 25th to September 16th 2023.

The photobook is now available at local bookstores and at all Laois county libraries.

Above: Framed photographs at the Laois Through the Lens exhibition

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