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Befrienders Dublin 2017 Photography Project – ‘Every Picture Tells a story’.

November 10th, 2017

Earlier this year, Befrienders Dublin ran its third Photography Course. The first one was in 2014, the second in 2016. Once again, Paula Geraghty was the tutor and took the group on a series of day-trips to photograph their city. There were also classroom days where the group would review the pictures taken on the day-trips and use the knowledge to improve their future pictures.

An exhibition of  the photographs in Finglas Library ran from Wednesday 15 November to Wednesday 13 December. The launch was on Wednesday 15th of November in Finglas Library. Video here.

Although of course everyone learned a lot, there was a great emphasis on having fun taking pictures & everyone enjoyed meeting up for each session. Afterwards, we would sometimes go for coffee and discuss the results of the day’s efforts.

One of the participants, Canice Lawlor (pictured below) said: “I always enjoyed taking pictures, but wasn’t always confident in my ability to use the different features on the camera. That has changed with going back to basics since I have participated in the three photography courses with Befrienders Dublin. They have opened up my eyes to new possibilities. I now feel more confident with using the camera. I go out on my own most weekends now to shoot self-portraits using the camera’s self-timer mode (which I learned from Tutor Paula’s guidance and then applied it to my own photography sessions).”

Befrienders Dublin would like to thank Dublin North West Area Partnership who funded the course, Dublin City Council, Head Librarian Jennifer Dunne & all the staff at Finglas Library.


Canice in action in The Botanic Gardens.