(16 July 1926
-1996) was a Northern Irish photo-journalist
. He was born in Derry
. His photographs were published throughout the world at the height of The Troubles
; his discretion and integrity earned him the respect of both sides in the conflict. His funeral was attended by John Hume
and Martin McGuinness
, and Ian Paisley
led tributes to him in the Belfast Telegraph
following his death in 1996.
Carson was an author of several books about life in Derry and a definitive collection of his photographic work named after his first book of 1976 - Derry Thru The Lens: Refocus - was published in 2006 by the Guildhall Press.