Journal Article


Helen Fallon



home dublin plate woman photograph back sun camera

The Blurred Beginnings of A Terrible Tragedy (2008)

Abstract An old woman sits on a wooden bench surrounded by onlookers. A makeshift structure with a thatch roof offers some shelter from the glare of the sun. The woman is silent as strangers - some black, some white - come and sit beside her. A camera clicks and a few coins are placed on a chipped enamel plate at the woman's feet. Another person approaches and the action is repeated. I notice a chameleon creeping stealthily along the whitewashed wall behind the woman, and wonder if it will be visible in the photograph which will be shown back home in Dallas or Dublin or Dakar.
Collections Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Academic Unit = University Library
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Type = Article
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Open Access DRIVERset

Full list of authors on original publication

Helen Fallon

Experts in our system

Helen Fallon
Maynooth University
Total Publications: 90