Scanning in New York Friday May 10th 2019

Scanning in New York Friday May 10th 2019

The Photo Album of the Irish team are coming to New York City – get involved!

Working with our partners at the Irish Arts Center, NYC,  we are inviting people of Irish heritage to contribute to the archive. You can do this by bringing your album/s  or loose photos 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: Friday May 10th

Venue: Irish Arts Center 553 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019

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

No of places available: 5. Please allow approx 50 minutes for a session

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).