Larry Doherty

© Victor Patterson

Larry Doherty 1971. © Victor Patterson

Larry Doherty was a photographer for over fifty years at the The Derry Journal, finally Chief Photographer of the ‘Journal’ He joined the Journal late in 1945, on what was supposed to a six month contract, but stayed with the paper for half a century, earning a reputation as one of the country’s leading newspaper photographers. His school days’ hobby had become his life-time’s profession, capturing what was before his lens, especially the horrors, and moments of joy, over forty years of war.