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Abbas, b.1944

Belfast1972

Abbas was one of a number of international photographers drawn to Ireland by the troubles in the 1970s. This image captures the suspended movement of a building collapsing in the wake of a bomb.

MediumSilver gelatin print on fibre paper
Dimensions40.5 x 30.1 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2006
Item NumberIMMA.2187
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Copyright © Abbas/Magnum Photos.
For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: info@imma.ie.
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Abbas, Belfast, 1972, Silver gelatin print on fibre paper, 40.5 x 30.1 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2006

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: info@imma.ie.

About the Artist

Abbas b.1944

Iranian photographer Abbas has spent his career documenting societies in conflict. Since 1970, he has completed projects in conflict zones such as Bangladesh, Northern Ireland, Vietnam, the Middle East, South Africa and his native Iran. More recently Abbas has focused his lens on Islam, Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism, as spiritual, political and ritual forces. Abbas has exhibited worldwide and produced many photographic books. He joined Magnum Photos in 1981 and became a member in 1985. — View Artist »