100 people visit each day

British army Saracen armoured vehicles attacked by local youths in the Broadway area of Creggan, September 1970. Picture by Barney McMonagle.
British army Saracen armoured vehicles attacked by local youths in the Broadway area of Creggan, September 1970. Picture by Barney McMonagle.

Picturing Derry, the City of Culture’s first major photographic exhibition has proved a huge hit with visitors with more than 100 people viewing the pictures per day.

The picture collection brings together the most iconic images of the Troubles.

Legendary French photojournalist Gilles Caron’s previously unseen body of work during the Battle of the Bogside, 1969, is a major part of the exhibition.

It also includes the work of local and global photographers plus amateur photographers.

Pearse Moore, chief executive of the Nerve Centre, said: “Picturing Derry has been incredibly well attended with over 100 people through the doors each day.

“We are looking at how a permanent Picturing Derry exhibition could remain on display here.”

Declan Sheehan, curator of the exhibition, said: “We have noticed that visitors recognise themselves or friends or family in the photographs, and then return with friends and family talking about their experiences in the images.”

Picturing Derry continues until July 7, 2013. City Factory Gallery, Patrick Street, opens: Tues - Sat, 11am - 6pm; Sun, 1-5 pm.