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Father Frank Browne SJ, Irish Jesuit, is generally considered to be Ireland’s most important photographer of the twentieth century. He achieved international fame in 1912 when his photographs of the Titanic were published on front pages around the world. In 1916, he joined the British Army as a chaplain and was wounded several times, gassed, and was highly decorated.

He spent the remainder of his life working as a Jesuit priest, and continued to take photographs until his death in 1960. His thousands of photographs of Ireland and abroad provide a superb record of the way we lived during the first half of the twentieth century.