About Franco Chen
Born in Jamaica, of Chinese heritage, Franco became resident photographer at the Irish Cultural Centre when the original building opened in 1995. Since then he’s taken hundreds of photographs of many of the bands and artists who’ve performed here over the years and he’s captured many ICC magical moments.
A resident of West London for many decades, Franco is well known as a local street photographer and he’s taken so many vibrant photos at arts events, exhibitions, theatre shows, festivals and at Carnival. This show will shine a light on Franco’s acute eye and talent as one of London’s gifted photographers.
Included in this show will also be several photographs by another local photographer Martin Valtins, a former employee of Kodak and frequent visitor to Ireland, who is a close friend of Franco.
To see some of Franco Chen’s photography check out his Gallery on the ICC’s on-line channel ICC DIGITAL.
“Through The Lens of Franco Chen” opens in The ICC’s Mezzanine Gallery Thursday September 14th. Opening Times 9.30am – 5.30pm weekdays.