- Robert Welch (photographer)
Robert Welch (1859-1936), full name Robert John Welch, son of an accomplished Scottish amateur photographer, was born in
Strabane, County Tyronein 1859. He was an Irish photographerinterested in natural historyand, especially, mollusca.
He specialised in outdoors photography and took thousands of photographs of the towns and scenery of Ireland. He was a skilled craftsman and his studies of Ireland and Irish life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries are today justly famous. A permanent exhibition at the
Ulster Museumfeatures twenty enlarged photographs of his works on the subject of travel and transport.
Welch was a member of the
Royal Irish Academyas well as serving as president of both the Belfast Naturalists' Field Cluband the Conchological Society of Great Britain & Ireland. In 1923 to recognise his work Queen's University Belfastawarded him a honorary Master of Sciencedegree.
* [http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/GenerateContent?CONTENT_ITEM_ID=9273&CONTENT_ITEM_TYPE=0&MENU_ID=164 Robert Welch, photographer of Ireland]
* [http://www.irelandseye.com/aarticles/history/people/photography/country.shtm Robert John Welsh Countryside and City]
* [http://www.culturenorthernireland.org/article.aspx?county=14&articleID=393&cultID=2&townID=0&cultSubID=0&page=0&navID=10 Brief bio]
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