297 x 218 mm
Focused on D1, Dublin’s city centre, Eamonn Doyle’s three major bodies of work, ‘i’, ‘On’ and ‘End’ – with new and previously unpublished images brought together here for the first time – tell the tale of today’s Dublin and, in doing so, tell a broader story of today’s Ireland. Setting aside the nostalgia and cliché so often seen in ‘stories of Ireland’, Doyle’s vernacular photography is a thrill to the system, revealing the extraordinary within the ordinary to paint a striking portrait of a modern and multicultural capital city.
Vivified in colour, the commonplace is seen anew, the everyday made epic as the city’s inhabitants appear in stark, graphic black and white going about their daily business. Far from pedestrian, Doyle’s work is the archetype of good street photography: real life brought to life through the lens and voice of the street. Punctuating Doyle’s photography are specially commissioned narratives by celebrated writer Kevin Barry, evoking the sights, smells, sounds, and sensations of a Dubliner’s daily life.
About the Author
Eamonn Doyle is a photographer and music producer based in Dublin, Ireland. His work has earned him an international reputation.