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Belfast the focus of Glen town judge’s photo exhibit

Erik Schnackenberg snapped this photo of British soldiers on the streets of Belfast, Ireland, in the 1970s. It's part of a show of his photos at Fulton-Montgomery Community College through March 18.
Erik Schnackenberg snapped this photo of British soldiers on the streets of Belfast, Ireland, in the 1970s. It's part of a show of his photos at Fulton-Montgomery Community College through March 18.
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These days Erik Schnackenberg sits as justice in the Glen Town Court. He reads stacks of thick files and rules on hosts of traffic violations. The job staves off retirement boredom, but 40 years ago he was dodging bullets in Northern Ireland, capturing conflict and fear through a Nikon lens. Schnackenberg documented the political upheaval, religious segregation and violence known by the Irish as simply “The Troubles.” In the mid-1970s British soldiers tangling with members ...


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