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Exceptional photography collection goes on show in Dublin

— August 2014

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'Second Sight' opens in Dublin today

Second Sight: The David Kronn Collection

IMMA – The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
2 August – 9 November 2014

‘Second Sight’is drawn from the exceptional collection of photography amassed by Dr David Kronn which is a promised gift to the Irish Museum of Modern Art. The David Kronn Collection comprises more than 550 photographs ranging in from 19th century Daguerreotypes; icons of modern photography Edward Weston and August Sander; as well as works by contemporary photographers such as Trine Sondergaard or Simon Norfolk. 

In 2011, IMMA staged the first exhibition from this collection which featured works by many modern masters including Irving Penn, Harry Callahan, Diane Arbus and Robert Mapplethorpe. 'Second Sight' marks the donation of 50 works to IMMA and will be shown alongside a display of work by international photographers with a particular focus on Graciela Iturbide (Mexico); Doug Dubois (USA); Daido Moriyama (Japan); Evelyn Hofer (Germany); and Pieter Hugo (South Africa).

Talks and Events

Preview discussion: David Kronn & Seán Kissane

Thursday 31 July, 5.00–6.00p.m., Garden Galleries

Seán Kissane (Curator, Exhibitions, IMMA) leads a gallery discussion with David Kronn on a selection of photographic works featured in the new exhibition ‘Second Sight: The David Kronn Collection’. This talk explores the work of leading photographers that comprise a substantial donation to the IMMA Collection.

Critical response: Justin Carville
, Friday 31 October, 1.15–2.00p.m., Garden Galleries
Justin Carville (lecturer, IADT) explores how photography not only documents social, cultural and geographical transformations, but shapes how Ireland is viewed by itself and the rest of the world.

 Booking is essential for all talks.
For a full programme of talks and free tickets visit

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