Photo Detectives, an exhibition for all ages, is running at the National Photographic Archive in Temple Bar, Dublin. It celebrates the National Library’s wonderful collection of photographs and the work of the online community who help find out more information about them. The exhibition shows 26 images dating from 1870 to 1970. In each image, the curators have highlighted clues or tell-tell signs that gave contributors indications as to the time and place the shot was taken. Highlights of the exhibition include a photograph of some of the survivors of the Lusitania and a large-scale image of the shop-front of Mortimers in Waterford taken in 1916.
Part of the brief for the exhibition was to represent the interaction the online community have with the images. To do this we have linked images to information, quotes and supporting images by using linking strips. A bright colour palette was used to give the exhibition a contemporary feel and appeals people of all ages. We designed the identity, interpretation graphics, exhibition signage, marketing and educational materials for the exhibition.