Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Culture File: Chloe Dewe Mathews' Shot at Dawn

Private James Crozier. 07:05 / 27.2.1916. Le Domaine des Cordeliers, Mailly-Maillet, Picardie. The title​s​ for Chloe Dewe Mathews photographs of 1st world war execution sites contain only the stark details recorded in the official records. Behind them lie a plethora of stories of young men, shot by their own sides for cowardice or desertion, often after murky courts martial. Mostly what we ​know for certain is what also know about Dewe Mathews's photos, that they were shot at a ​specific location​s​, at dawn. On Wednesday, 27th January, 2016, Prof Alex Danchev of the School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, will give a Lecture at IMMA, Kilmainham titled: Shot at Dawn: Moral Witness.

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