AUGUST 2003 – One of the statues of the Famine Memorial, created by Rowan Gillespie, stands on Customs House Quay next to the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in Dublin, Ireland. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
Dublin has changed a lot over the past 30 years. Many companies from the financial services sector have opened offices in the Republic of Ireland, especially in Dublin. In the eastern section of city, the government had created the IFSC site, an urban regeneration area and special economic zone located on the grounds of the former state-owned port authority.
Next to the site, the “Famine Memorial” sculpture by Rowan Gillespie has been erected. It was unveiled in 1997 in memory of the Great Famine that had struck in Ireland from 1845 to 1849.
When we visited Dublin in 2003, our hotel was located near the IFSC, and we passed the sculpture quite often. Each time, I was deeply impressed by it, and one day I found the interesting angle above, showing one of the statues looking at the IFSC logo of the building in the back.
It is certainly a thought-provoking topic, and I think the image shows a bit of the controversy. I still like it.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date||August 2003|
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Image Source||35 mm color negative|
|Digital Image Source||EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||4507 x 6780 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|