Peter Laban ITMA Photographer in Residence 2021

ITMA is delighted to announce that uilleann piper and photographer Peter Laban will be its Photographer in Residence for 2021. 

Originally from Rotterdam, Peter is a long-time resident of County Clare and is very involved in the music scene there, both as a photographer and as a musician. In 2006 he recorded a duet album with Kitty Hayes They'll Be Good Yet.

Peter has been taking photographs of traditional musicians since the late 1980s and he has created a vast collection of stunning images in both physical and digital formats. 

Peter has donated substantial amounts of his work to ITMA. As Photographer in Residence he will work with staff to ensure that his photographs are documented and preserved in ITMA for future generations. 

Some examples of Peter's work can be seen in the blog Photographs from Peter Laban published as part of the ITMA 2020 Virtual Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy.

Martin Rochford, fiddle, & Junior Crehan, fiddle, Central Hotel, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare. Photograph: © Peter Laban Collection at ITMA