This Bloodline of Mine

20 years since the Good Friday agreement, Northern Ireland photographer, Zoe Harrison explores the scars left behind in a society born out of conflict

Words by Zoe Harrison

This Bloodline of Mine is a recognition of how far Northern Ireland has come in the 20 years following the Good Friday agreement whilst, simultaneously, acknowledging the scars left in a society born in conflict. Struck by the uncanny nature of the landscape from which she came, Zoe delved into her past uncovering unsettling stories of the familiar. Focusing on her own ‘mixed’ family, the conflict and rehabilitation is made intimate rather than being seen through the filter of explosive news reports. In this celebration of integration – the question looms: what will become of Northern Ireland in the age of Brexit?

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