Text by Colm Tóibín
A recording of a single year in the city which captures processions, celebrations, sporting events and public happenings. It is also a book about the Dubliners themselves, their faces and their lives on the streets. The photography explores the city’s various communities from the upper classes at play at the Trinity Regatta to the children who beg on O’Connell Bridge, from native writers like Seamus Heaney and Sean O’Faolain to the politicians, from Joyce’s Dublin to the seedy night-life on the canals.
Tony O’Shea is one of the most highly respected photographers working in Ireland for many years. His photographs have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including The Sunday Times and (London) Independent Magazines, The Guardian, Creative Camera, In Dublin and Liberation. He is now a regular contributor to the Sunday Business Post. He has exhibited widely in Ireland, France and the United States. His book Dubliners has been much acclaimed.
Colm Tóibín is one of Ireland’s leading journalists and authors. He has been editor of Irish magazines In Dublin and Magill, and also of the Sunday Independent. His published books include The South, Homage to Barcelona and the award winning Brooklyn.