Wed 14 September until Tue 25 October 2011
John Millington Synge, Photographer
An exhibition from Siamsa Tire featuring photographs taken by celebrated playwright J. M. Synge during his first visit to the Aran Islands.
The exhibition consists of photographs which were taken in Connemara, Wicklow and West Kerry between 1898 and 1905. Synge had intended using these images to illustrate his account of life on the Aran Islands, but illustrations by Jack B. Yeats were used instead in the first edition.
Yeats based many of his illustrations on Synge's photographs, most notably Yeats' drawing of An Island Man which was based on a photograph taken by Synge on Inis Oirr.
This exhibition is organised in collaboration with Siamsa Tíre in Tralee. The photographs are shown with the permission of the Board of Trinity College Dublin.