County Antrim lensman to feature in new documentary about photographers during the Troubles

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Photographer Paul Faith.

County Antrim lensman Paul Faith is set to feature in a documentary about photographers working during the Troubles.

‘Shooting The Darkness’ will air on RTE at 10.35pm on January 30.

Video: Photographer Hugh Russell features in the programme.


The Broadstone Films website says: ‘Shooting the Darkness is a film about the men who unwittingly became war photographers on the streets of their own towns.

‘They did not leave home in search of war and adventure: the violence erupted around them. They expected a career of wedding photography and beauty pageants and instead the images they produced during the worst years of the ‘Troubles’ would come to define that conflict.

‘The press photographer deals in single images that must distill story, character and context into a single frame.

‘In the days before digital, a single click of the shutter at the right moment was all that mattered. As the complexity of those days fades from memory we are left with the images.’

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