Nobel Peace Prize Laureates
David Trimble
Mairead Corrigan Maguire 1976 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Video Portrait 20mins 2017. Mairead Corrigan Maguire (filmed in the Peace House, Belfast), Betty Williams and Ciaran McKeown founded The Peace People, a cross-community grassroots movement dedicated to ending the sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland. For their search for peace and reconciliation Maguire and Williams were jointly awarded the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize. Maguire continues to work on peace issues internationally and was one of the founders of The Nobel Women’s Initiative in 2006
The Keeper archive holds The Agreement Portraits as well as video portraits of Northern Ireland’s Nobel Peace Prize Laureates; David Trimble 1998 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, John Hume, 1998 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Mairead Corrigan Maguire 1976 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. These portraits are silent, twenty minutes in duration and continuously looped in gallery presentation, and in all of them the subjects are still, seated, their gaze focused and looking out towards the audience. Installation photographer Ros Kavanagh.
David Trimble 1998 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
Lord David Trimble filmed in his former constituency of Banbridge, Northern Ireland. 2017.
As leader of the Ulster Unionist Party David Trimble was a key figure in the signing of the 1998 Belfast / Good Friday Agreement, which realised self-government for Northern Ireland under a power-sharing arrangement. The talks that led to the agreement were chaired by US Senator George Mitchell. It established the Northern Ireland Assembly of which Trimble became First Minister in November 1999. He shared the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize with John Hume "for their efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict". He became Lord Trimble of Lisnagarvey in 2006.
John Hume, 1998 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. John Hume filmed in his former constituency Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland. 2005.
John Hume was a key figure behind the Belfast / Good Friday Agreement in 1998, which ended decades of sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland. He had joined the Northern Irish civil rights movement in the late 1960s and was Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party from 1979 to 2001. Hume shared the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize with David Trimble and was later awarded the Martin Luther King Peace Award and the International Gandhi Peace Prize. The Hugh Lane, Dublin. 2018.
John Hume