Scanning in Washington DC Wednesday 8 May 2019!

Scanning in Washington DC Wednesday 8 May 2019!

The Photo Album of the Irish team are coming to the USA.

Working with our partners at the Irish Embassy in Washington DC we are inviting people of Irish heritage to contribute to the archive. You can do this by bringing your album/s to a free scanning session where we will make high quality digital scans of your images. Participation is free of charge, but please email us to book your timeslot in advance.

Date: Wednesday May 8th

Venue: Embassy of Ireland, 2234 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20008

Booking contact: Tanya Kiang, Curator, Gallery of Photography Ireland

What type of photographs are we looking to scan? We love to see all kinds of photos, from 1840s up to 1990s. We are especially looking for photos from America in the 20th century that tell us about people’s daily lives – how they dressed, travelled, worked, played; how they kept in touch with relatives; and how they chose to represent themselves to the camera.

What happens at the scanning session? We make a digital copy of each photograph using a pro-quality scanner – you take your photographs home with you, along with a copy of the scans for your own archive.Sharing on the Photo Album website We upload the scans to the project website (subject to your approval). We also keep a copy of the scans for possible inclusion in books, exhibitions  or educational programs about the project (again, with your approval).