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Source Magazine Vol. 3 No. 1

Source Magazine Vol. 3 No. 1Source
Spring 1996: Vol. 3, No. 1

Edited by Nicholas Allen, John Duncan, Jim Maginn, Peter Neill, Padraig Murphy and Patrick McCoy.


23 pages
295 x 210 mm
ISSN Not Available


This issue of Source contains writing topics such as art therapy, Susan Sontag (US, F) and Pavel Buchler (CZ, M). It also includes a review of an exhibition at The Ark children’s centre showing the Fr. Browne SJ (IE, M) Collection by Fintan O’Toole (IE, M) and a review of a show featuring Cindy Cummings (US, F), Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill (IE, F) and Amelia Stein (IE, F). The cover photograph is by Amelia Stein.

Artists and writers featured in this issue include Duncan Wallace (M), Padraig Murphy (IE, M), Fintan O’Toole (IE, M), Fr. Browne SJ (IE, M) , NIcholas Allen (NI, M), Daniel Meadows (GB, M), Brian Lynn (M), Michael Crone (NI, M), Frank Miller (IE, M), Lynne Connolly (NI, F), Damien Meeley (M), Roland Schneider (CH, M), Jan Voster (NL, M), Cindy Cummings (US, F), Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill (IE, F) and Amelia Stein (IE, F).

Involving people more directly in making their own images and encouraging them to engage directly with photography form a link for this issue. Belfast Exposed workshops with St. Malachy’s and St. John Vianney Youth Clubs provided access for their members to cameras and darkrooms. This enabled them to build up a contemporary archive of their own images of the Markets and Lower Ormeau. This was carried out in conjunction with the compilation and research of ‘historical images’ gathered in the area. We are pleased to publish some of their explorations in the ‘Portfolio Pages’.

Shifting the camera into the hands of the school aged and inviting them to construct their own images is also evidenced in the exhibition ‘Once in a Life’. This opened at The Ark, the new childrens’ cultural centre in Dublin and is reviewed for us by Fintan O’Toole. Empowerment through photography is central to the workshops being run by the artist Duncan Wallace at the Royal Victoria Hospital. The relationship between his images and the written responses of his collaborators ‘involve reference to emotional reflections of past events and acknowledgement of day to day stimuli’. The work created also points to one possible strategy for seeing more clearly with words.

In the work of Roland Schneider, as reviewed by Padraig Murphy, we are given a unique insight into a process of ‘self-documentation’. Schneider’s book Entre Temps involves a ‘coming to terms’ with his mental illness. The work is a search for personal meaning through the use of the camera that should challenge anyone looking at or making photographs.

— John Duncan

About the Magazine
Source is a quarterly photography magazine, available in print and as a digital edition, published in Belfast, Northern Ireland. They publish emerging photographic work and engage with the latest in contemporary photography through news, thoughtful features and reviews of the latest exhibitions and books from Ireland and the UK. Their website brings together an archive of writing and pictures from the magazine alongside current features.

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