Other Evidence

Willie Carson senior was a freelance photo journalist in Derry, N-Ireland. His documenting of 'The Troubles' led to his work being published internationally.The body of photographic evidence that Willie generated thoughout this period was enormous and only a small percentage of it found its way into journalistic use at the time. 

Other Evidence represents the beginning of a collaborative project with Mary and William Carson focusing on the legacy of their fathers photojournalistic output.

The photograph has been at the centre of Derry’s history over the last half century. ‘The Troubles’ and the ensuing peace process have provided photo journalists a constant source of newsworthy images. It is perhaps easier to contain a problematic City by recycling the well trodden images of violence and protest than to address the texture of the real lives of its people.