Benton & Curtis Collection

When Jack Benton and Joe Curtis decided in the 1960’s to combine their efforts to record life in Balbriggan the  ‘Benton / Curtis Collection’ was born.  

Jack was born in Balbriggan in the 1920’s and lived all his life there until his sad passing on 1st November 2009.  He was seldom seen without a camera and he recorded as many of the changes taking place locally as was humanly possible.

Joe, although born in Balbriggan in the late 1930’s, decided to ‘emigrate’ to Naul, where he still resides. Joe is a member of Drogheda Photographic Club and holds an ARPS Distinction with the Royal Photographic Society in the UK.