Respite – Lower Falls
Respite – Lower Falls
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The Prayer – Ormeau Bridge. Easter Monday, 1997
The Prayer – Ormeau Bridge. Easter Monday, 1997
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Loyalist Homes & Peace Line, Lower Shankill
Loyalist Homes & Peace Line, Lower Shankill
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Little Lauren, Lower Springfield
Little Lauren, Lower Springfield
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Wee Pup – Lower Ormeau
Wee Pup – Lower Ormeau
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Ceallaugh, Upper Springfield
Ceallaugh, Upper Springfield
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Childsplay – Upper Falls
Childsplay – Upper Falls
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Kinallen Court – Lower Ormeau
Kinallen Court – Lower Ormeau
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The Threat – Upper Falls
The Threat – Upper Falls
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Currently Available for Exhibition
Children of Belfast: Reclaiming Their Place Among The Stones

Fifty-Eight B&W photographs and narrative that provide an intimate, nonsectarian view of "The Troubles" as seen through the lives  of children caught up in the conflict and the author's immediate experience. The children, from both sides of the Peace Line, are real, their stories genuine and heartfelt: nevertheless, it is their strength, resilience, and tenacity that seems to offer the most hope for a peaceful, promising future. Also published in book form by Devenish Press in 2000.  

"Belfast is beautiful but bad, and it's children are veterans before they're old enough to be soldiers."

 

"Dedicated to my daughters and all children who, only by virtue of their birth, suffer the consequences of conflict and war."  

 

                  –  Tom Quinn Kumpf