Union - a look at organised labour spaces by Noel Bowler Fri 14 Apr 2017 Noel Bowler’s expansive project ‘Union’ at the Gallery of Photography, Dublin, looks at the spaces of organised labour. ‘Union’ explores the meeting rooms and back offices at the coalface of the ideological war between labour and capital that has shaped our lives since the industrial revolution - SIPTU, Dublin, Ireland Made over a 5-year period in union offices in 14 countries, the work offers a glimpse into the places where the decisions and policies that affect so many are made. Marine Engineers Benevolent Assocoiation (MEBA), Washington DC, USA United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE), Pittsburgh Association of Polish Teachers Union ZNP, Warsaw, Poland AFL-CIO Lobby, Washington DC, USA Maritime Trades Dept, AFL-CIO Building Washington DC, USA Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FNPR), Moscow, Russia Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO, Washington DC, USA Brotherhood of the Teamsters, Office of General President, James P. Hoffa, Washington DC . Brotherhood of the Teamsters, Boardroom, Washington DC, USA Trade Unions Forum, Poland, General Secretarys Office Warsaw, Poland Portrait, Franz Spliedt (1877 -1963), Confederation of German Trade Unions DGB | Hamburg, Germany French Confederation of Management - General Confederation of Executives (cfe-cgc), General Secretary's office, Paris, France UNISON Boardroom, London, UK Solidarnosc, Gdansk, Poland Solidarnosc Independent Self-governing Labour, Gdansk, Poland Seafarers International Union, HQ Boardroom, Camp Springs, Maryland All-Poland Alliance of Trade Unions OPZZ, Warsaw, Poland Leo Gerard, President, United Steelworkers of America, Pittsburgh PA, USA. The exhibition features an interplay of photographs of unoccupied busy office spaces with portraits of union leaders. Len McCluskey, General Secretary of UNITE the Union, London, UK Don J Marcus, Masters Mates and Pilots, Maryland USA Sharan Burrow, President of the International Trade Union Confederation, Brussels President Edwin D Hill, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Washington DC All photographs by Noel Bowler from the exhibition Union, running at the Gallery of Photography Dublin until May 14th.