Title

How Sports Photography Tells a Story About Who We Are As a Nation

Document Type

Other

Rights

This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

5.4 SOCIOLOGY

Publication Details

RTE Brainstorm, Updated / Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019 16:04

Abstract

Sport is an integral and even a defining element of the culture of a nation. It provides emotionally charged occasions for citizens to be made aware of and express their common identity within the nation. Ireland considers itself a proud sporting nation and photographs of Irish sporting achievements have become important for the development of national identity. In recent times, photographs have increasing mobility as they appear and reappear in all sorts of places and we have now entered a new era of iconic representations of Ireland where sports photographs features prominently.

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