Bloody Sunday

The third mural by the Bogside Artists (after The Petrol Bomber and Bernadette) is “Bloody Sunday” (painted with Sean Loughrey), painted for the 25th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. It reproduces a famous photograph by Fulvio Grimaldi (first photo, below), of local priest Edward Daly waving a blood-stained handkerchief in advance of four men carrying the body of Jackie Duddy. The left-most figure has been changed into a British paratrooper, and he is trampling on a “civil rights” banner similar to one used to cover a body (third photo, below). In the background is an image from earlier in the day, of the civil rights march from Creggan to the Bogside (second photo, below). Lecky Road/Rossville Street, Derry


Copyright © 1997 Peter Moloney


4 thoughts on “Bloody Sunday

  1. MissMolly 2021-03-06 / 1:08 am

    Was the photograph taken by Gilles Peress or Fulvio Grimaldi?


    • Extramural Activity 2021-03-06 / 6:33 pm

      The first of the three photos, showing Edward Daly holding both white and black cloths, is by Grimaldi. (We have said elsewhere that it was Peress; so, thank you for the correction.)


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