1969 Photo Contest, Photo Stories, 2nd prize

Henning Christoph

01 January, 1969

Life of the unemployed, the elderly and the children in the Bogside, the Catholic neighborhood in Derry, Northern Ireland, during the beginning of ‘The Troubles’, the violent conflict between unionists and loyalists over the constitutional status of Northern Ireland. Tensions between residents of the Bogside, allied under the Derry Citizens’ Defence Association, and the police (the Royal Ulster Constabulary), were building in Derry for over a year before a very large communal riot broke out in August 1969, which became known as the Battle of the Bogside. This riot is commonly seen as one of the first major confrontations in ‘The Troubles’.

About the photographer

Henning Christoph

Henning Christoph (Grimma, Germany, 1944) emigrated to the United States with his family in 1950. In 1960, he sold his first news photo - a picture of a fight at a soccer game - ...

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