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Guide to the Alen MacWeeney photographs, 1962-1986, bulk 1965

Summary

Collection comprises fourteen black-and-white inkjet prints of photographs taken in Ireland by Alen MacWeeney, chiefly in 1965. Locations include counties Donegal, Galway, Kerry, Limerick, and Sligo, and the city of Dublin. Portraits of individuals and families, as well as some of animals, coexist with depopulated, dramatic landscapes. The prints measure 13x18 inches. A photobook titled UNDER THE INFLUENCE (2011) which includes these images along with others, accompanied by excerpts of poetry by William B. Yeats, is also held by the Rubenstein Library. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11648
Title
Alen MacWeeney photographs
Date
1962-1986
Creator
Archive of Documentary Arts (Duke University)
Extent
.5 Linear Feet, 1 box
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises fourteen black-and-white inkjet prints of photographs taken in Ireland by Alen MacWeeney, chiefly in 1965. Locations include counties Donegal, Galway, Kerry, Limerick, and Sligo, and the city of Dublin. Portraits of individuals, including an old man in a field, a Benedictine monk, a woman in a doorway, and a farming family, coexist with depopulated, dramatic landscapes.

The black-and-white inkjet prints are printed on uncoated textured art paper, and measure 13x18 inches. Image sizes range from 6 1/8 x 10 1/4 to 11 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches.

A photobook titled UNDER THE INFLUENCE (2011) which includes these images and others, accompanied by excerpts of poetry by William B. Yeats, is also held by the Rubenstein Library.

Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Alen McWeeney photographs, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. Under the Influence, 1962-1986

14 prints, 1 box
Man at Seapoint, Dublin, 1965
(Image size: 6 7/8 x 10 3/4 inches)
Box 1
Image RL.11648-P-0001
The Conor Pass, Kerry, 1965
(Image size: 6 7/8 x 10 1/4 inches)
Box 1
Image RL.11648-P-0002
Farming family, Sligo, 1965
(Image size: 6 7/8 x 10 1/4 inches)
Box 1
Image RL.11648-P-0003
Holy Well, Galway, 1965
(Image size: 10 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches)
Box 1
Image RL.11648-P-0004
Old man in a field, Sligo, 1965
(Image size: 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches)
Box 1
Image RL.11648-P-0005
Benedictine monk, Glenstal Abbey, Limerick, 1962
(Image size: 10 5/8 x 10 1/4 inches)
Box 1
Image RL.11648-P-0006
Ruined house, Donegal, 1965
(Image size: 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches)
Box 1
Image RL.11648-P-0007
Young woman, Brackenstown House, Dublin, 1965
(Image size: 10 5/8 x 10 1/4 inches)
Box 1
Image RL.11648-P-0008
Desolate landscape, Donegal, 1965
(6 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches)
Box 1
Image RL.11648-P-0009
Sheep and crow, Sligo, 1965
(Image size: 7 x 10 1/4 inches)
Box 1
Image RL.11648-P-0010
Old woman and child, Dublin, 1965
(Image size: 11 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches)
Box 1
Image RL.11648-P-0011
Sheepdog and turf, Bloody Foreland, Donegal, 1965
(Image size: 10 1/8 x 10 1/4)
Box 1
Image RL.11648-P-0012
Public house snug, Dublin, 1986
(Image size: 8 x 10 1/4 inches)
Box 1
Image RL.11648-P-0013
Policeman, man and priest, Rathmines, Dublin, 1966
(Image size: 6 7/8 x 10 1/4 inches)
Box 1
Image RL.11648-P-0014
 

Historical Note

Born in Dublin, Ireland in 1939, Alen MacWeeney began his career in Paris at twenty, as Richard Avedon's assistant. His work has appeared in many magazines and photography publications, and is in the permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the George Eastman House, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and others.

Related Material

Related collection: William Gedney photographs and papers, Ireland photographs, 1974, Rubenstein Library, Duke University.

Book (see Duke University Libraries catalog): Under the influence, [New York, N.Y.?] : [publisher unidentified], c2011.


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Provenance

The Alen MacWeeney photographs were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2015.

Processing Information

Processed and encoded by Paula Jeannet, July 2018.

Accession(s) represented in this collection guide: 2016-0034.