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Philip Woods Collection

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Philip Woods Collection

These photographs were taken by Philip Woods, a photography student at Goldsmiths College London. Woods came to Northern Ireland in 1976-77 on the basis of a Kodak one-year bursary. His brief was to document everyday life during the Troubles focussing in particular on those involved in encouraging reconciliation and the efforts being made to address social problems. The photographs he took record peace rallies and demonstrations, women’s groups, youth activities and community life.

Any use of these images should refer to the fact that the work was carried out under the auspices of the Kodak Bursary Scheme.

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Housing street in the Shankill Road area with debris in he centre of the street. On the right hand side there is a painting of a Union Flag on the wal...

Photographic negative and contact

Photographic negative and contact

VSB (Voluntary Service Belfast) Playschemes Office. Marked image. Child smiling at the camera holding straws and cardboard box. Technical Data: PLUS-X...

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Victoria Park Peace Rally. Group carrying a banner reading 'East Belfast' walking down the street. A mother pushing a pram is close to the camera. Lea...

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Victoria Park Peace Rally. Photograph taken from behind people standing on a platform with the 'Ardoyne & Mountainview want peace' banner visible in ...

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Women Together childrens Hallowe'en party, Whitehead (children from Newtownabbey). Photograph of a bonfire....

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Redecorating VSB (Voluntary Service Belfast), 56 Lisburn Road. Three youths having a rest from redecorating....

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Redecorating VSB (Voluntary Service Belfast), 56 Lisburn Road. One boy painting the bannister blue....

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VSB (Voluntary Service Belfast) Playbus No. 2 Woodvale. Children playing in the playbus....

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Focus on a coat of arms with the date 1688 at the top, part of mural....

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image of a mirror reflecting the interior of the playbus....

Photographic negative and contact

Photographic negative and contact

Pax Christi Portadown Playscheme. Marked image. Close up of the boy who had previously run off the pitch now sitting on the grass. Technical Data: TRI...

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Photographic negative and contact

London Peace Rally. Spectators at the rally with a banner at the back saying 'Northern Irish Peace'. Technical Data: PLUS-X 125 ASA D76....

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VSB (Voluntary Service Belfast) Playbus No. 2 Woodvale. Boy playing with toy cars on the playbus....

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Children dancing and playing together, laughing. Some are holding hands and a pair of children have their back to the camera in the foreground of the ...

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Mural of King William of Orange, 'In God our trust' and 'The Relief of Derry 1689'....

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Playbus exterior with parents coming to collect children....

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image of a mirror reflecting the interior of the playbus....

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Child on the playbus smiling up at the camera....

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Exterior of playbus....

Photographic negative and contact

Photographic negative and contact

Hartington Street Playscheme (VSB). Marked image. Girl playing piano with an adult leaning over and helping her. Technical Data: TRI-X 400 ASA D76....

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Victoria Park Peace Rally. A group of people on a platform, one with a guitar. The banner 'Ardoyne & Mountainview want peace' is being held by members...

Photographic negative and contact

Photographic negative and contact

VSB (Voluntary Service Belfast) Playschemes Office. Child playing on the pavement. Technical Data: PLUS-X 125 ASA D76....

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Photographic negative and contact

Marked image. Scene on the Lisburn Road where a bomb had gone off. Technical Data: TRI-X 400 ASA D76....

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Women Together childrens Hallowe'en party, Whitehead (children from Newtownabbey). Children having drinks and fruit snacks....

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VSB (Voluntary Service Belfast) Playbus No. 2 Woodvale. Boy laughing directly at the camera....

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Photographic negative and contact

O'Reilly family. Marked image. Mother doing dishes, father in foreground. Technical Data: TRI-X 400 ASA D76....

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Adult holding a child in his arms. Children surrounding him are all holding hands....

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Children and adult on the playbus....

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Victoria Park Peace Rally. Photograph taken from behind two people standing on a platform with the 'Holywood wants peace' banner visible in the backgr...

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Victoria Park Peace Rally. Large group gathered for a rally headed by policeman and people on the pavements watching. Leaders at the front include Mai...

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Photographic negative and contact

London Peace Rally. Joan Baez singing and playing the guitar. Technical Data: PLUS-X 125 ASA D76....

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Photographic negative and contact

Lisburn Road after a bomb had gone off. Technical Data:TRI-X 400 ASA D76....

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Redecorating VSB (Voluntary Service Belfast), 56 Lisburn Road. Image of the landing....

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Victoria Park Peace Rally. Rally procession continues carrying a banner....

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Focus on a coat of arms with the date 1688 at the top, part of mural....

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Playbus exterior with parents coming to collect children....

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35mm slide

Children playing on the playbus....

Photographic negative and contact

Photographic negative and contact

London Peace Rally, image of speakers starting to hold each others hands including Joan Baez and Mairead Corrigan. Technical Data: PLUS-X 125 ASA D76....

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Photographic negative and contact

Ligoneil young people. One youth in front of a poster which reads 'I like you, you're different.' Technical Data: TRI-X 400 ASA D76....

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Photographic negative and contact

Ligoneil young people. Marked image. Group of girls sitting on an armchair smiling at the camera. Technical Data: TRI-X 400 ASA D76....

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Photographic negative and contact

St Columba's Youth Club. Marked image. Boys playing table tennis. Technical Data: TRI-X 1600 ASA D76....

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Victoria Park Peace Rally. Group carrying a banner reading 'East Belfast' walking down the street. A mother pushing a pram is close to the camera....

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35mm slide

Redecorating VSB (Voluntary Service Belfast), 56 Lisburn Road. Two young people in overalls redecorating....

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Agnes Street Youth Club. Group of adults talking and laughing...

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35mm slide

Victoria Park Peace Rally. Photograph of the crowd gathered....

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35mm slide

Child wearing a red cap and drawing on the chalk board....

Photographic negative and contact

Photographic negative and contact

VSB (Voluntary Service Belfast) Playbus no. 3. Marked image. Close up of a child staring into the camera whilst playing on the playbus. Technical Data...

Photographic negative and contact

Photographic negative and contact

Landscapes Fairhead-Murlough Bay (near Ballycastle). Marked image. Landscape image of clouds, hills, lake and fields. Technical Data: TRI-X 400 ASA D7...

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Photographic negative and contact

The Bridge Youth Club, Lisburn, visit by Agnes Street (youth club). People dancing. Technical Data: TRI-X 400 ASA D76....

Photographic negative and contact

Photographic negative and contact

Agnes Street Youth Club. Youths rollerskating. Technical Data: TRI-X 1600 ASA D76....

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