Bonfires of July 11

A timely release from Steidl brings together John Duncan’s photographs of bonfires built by Protestant commun­ities in Belfast, Northern Ireland to be lit the evening before the annual July 12 celebrations. Each is depicted as an unlit, imposing structure piled together from wooden pallets and tyres. While post-ceasefire political progress has been lauded in the past decade, these images reveal the divisions that remain within parts of Belfast…