Orla Fitzpatrick is a writer, historian and librarian from Dublin, Ireland. She has written widely on photographic, costume and design history. She is the Head Librarian at the National Museum of Ireland and has a doctorate from Ulster University on the topic of modernity, modernism and the Irish photobook. She is a regular contributor to Source photographic review and gorse literary journal. Recent conference presentations include a paper on the Belfast blitz of 1941 given at the Photography and Britishness conference held at Yale Center for British Art, 2016.She writes about vernacular Irish photography at jacolette.com and teaches History of Photography and visual culture at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin.She is a board member of the Belfast Photo Festival.