On November 30, 1968, as a young lad, Sean O’Hagan attended a civil rights march in his home town of Armagh. It’s worth bearing in mind that to be eligible to vote in a local election back then you had to be a homeowner, most of whom were middle and upper class Protestants. Couple this with gerrymandering and blatant housing and work discrimination against Catholics, and you had the simmering stew of discontent which gave way to The Troubles.
Of course, ’68 proved a watershed year globally, with uprisings and tumult across the world from the Prague Spring to the assassination of Martin Luther King in the US. The Lost Moment revisits this seminal year through the eyes of the photographers who were there to witness and testify a change was on its way. Projections, video installations, contemporary political posters and a wealth of other ephemera from the time also form part of The Lost Moment.