New exhibition 'Portraits of the Invisible' reveals images of the Irish involved in WWI

'Portraits of the Invisible', an exhibition of portrait photographs of Irish men and women involved in World War 1 has opened at the National Photographic Archive.

The exhibition, held in partnership with the British Embassy, features a selection of the photographs collected and catalogued during a series of World War 1 roadshows since 2012.  These were held as part of Europeana 1914-1918, an initiative that encouraged people across Europe to bring family letters, photographs and keepsakes from WW1 to be catalogued and digitised.

'Portraits of the Invisible' features a selection of images of soldiers and medics, nurses and stretcher bearers, drivers and cyclists, sailors and pilots, accompanied by the stories their families have treasured for generations.  In addition, audio recordings bring the words written by the participants in the war in their letters, postcards and diaries, to life.

 
Main Entrance, Kildare St.
Main Entrance, Kildare St.
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