First Digital Book by the Irish Photo Archive Documents
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Irish Photo Archive and ePublish have published of its inaugural digital
book, President John F. Kennedy Visits Ireland in 1963, launched
by Minister of Diaspora Affairs Jimmy Deenihan at the Irish Consulate Building
in New York on Nov. 4, 2014.
This digital book is the result of a collaboration between two different
Irish companies, Irish Photo Archive and ePublish. Irish Photo Archive
is the largest private collection of historical images in Ireland while
ePublish is a new digital publishing agency working with independent authors
to produce interactive digital publications.
President John F. Kennedy Visits Ireland in 1963 is structured
around the images taken by the Lensmen photographers of JFK while he was
on tour in Ireland. Many of these images have not been published since
they were taken over 50 years ago, and many are unique. For instance, Andy
Farren, one of the founders of the Lensmen agency, was the only professional
photographer allowed inside the Kennedy homestead.
Deenihan is also the first Minister for the Diaspora Affairs who selected
this digital book as the Irish product he launched on his first official
visit to the U.S. He indicated that he hoped this interaction of historical
resources and expanding technology will open doors to new audiences abroad.
All images from President John F. Kennedy are available from the Irish
Photo Archive as fine art prints. You can access them through links embedded
in the book, or directly from its website, www.irishphotoarchive.ie.
And each time the material in the digital book is updated or added to,
your copy will also automatically be updated.