In the 1960s and early 1970s, Eamon Melaugh participated in, and photographed, events in Derry that were to have much more local, national and international impact than any of those involved could ever have imagined. From the RUC attack on civil rights marchers in Duke Street on 5 October 1968 to the massacre on Bloody Sunday, Derry was to become the focus for all that was happening in the North of Ireland which reignited the Troubles for a new generation.
In this book, Eamon Melaugh has recorded, with tenderness and respect, his deep love affair with Derry . . . an epic, unflinching love.
Nell McCafferty, author and journalist.
International feedback on Eamon Melaughs photographs featured on the CAIN website includes:
Your pictures are stunning . . . breathtaking.
Resident of Toronto, Canada.
I just wanted to express my admiration and appreciation for such beautifully depicted images and your own recording of history. Brilliant, truly brilliant.
Daughter of former resident of Derry.
We have recently viewed your portfolio of the Troubles and Bloody Sunday and felt very inspired by your work . . . Thank you for sharing your important work with the world.
Two history students, resident in USA.
Proceeds from this publication will be donated to Action With Effect, a registered charity (Registration Number XR88946) administered by Eamon Melaugh, and will be used to alleviate the plight of the homeless, deprived and disabled in India.
ISBN 0 946451 90 7
First published December 2005, reprinted August 2008 - 192pp, 240mm x 210mm, paperback