Aisling Project

Steps
“Steps into Dialogue”
October 3, 2020
breaking silence
“Breaking the Silence” – Rural Dialogues
October 3, 2020

Community Dialogue, in conjunction with photographer Kelly Morris facilitated a photographic project entitled Aisling, which is Irish for Dream or Vision. This project involved a series of photographs taken by a group of men from various communities in North and West Belfast. They were given disposable cameras to capture their vision of themselves, their families and their community. The purpose of the project was to enable them to define that vision through the medium of photography. The impact on the men was profound, with many of them having been affected by the trauma of suicide and had low self-esteem. The transformation in their confidence and creativity was remarkable.