Artist's Corner:

“Delivering fuel, North Inner City, Dublin 1987”. A Photograph by Tony O’Shea.

20th July 2021, 12am

This week, in our “Artists Corner’, ICC Digital brings you yet another sublime photograph from the gallery of the great Irish photographer Tony O’Shea.

Today’s poignant and powerful brings brings us  once agin to North Side Dublin, the Dublin of old days gone bye, where the young people are  out on the streets working hard, trying hard to make a buck.

The photographs is titled

Delivering fuel, North Inner City, Dublin 1987.

This photograph was part of the major exhibition of Tony’s work, which was commissioned and curated by  ‘The Gallery Of photography, Ireland’. The exhibition was accompanied by a new publication, Tony O Shea’s  “The Light Of Day” (by RRB Books), which has an essay by Irish writer Colm Tóibín.

Many other photographs from the gallery of Tony O’Shea can be still be viewed in our ‘Artists Corner’ on ICCDigital.

About Tony O’Shea

Tony O’Shea, now aged 73, is a legendary Irish documentary photographer.

His book   Dubliners occupies a pivotal role in the history of Irish photography and defines the territory that O’Shea made so inimitably his own – the everyday life of ordinary people, their joys and sorrows, their struggles and triumphs, the rituals that they use to make sense of their lives.

Tony O’Shea studied English and Philosophy at University College Dublin and towards the end of the 1970s he took up photography. By 1981 he’d begun working full-time as a photographer with ‘In Dublin Magazine’ and went on to work for ‘Sunday Business Post’. His first book Dubliners,  also included a text by Colm Tóibín was published by Macdonald Illustrated.

Tony O’Shea’s photographs and his exhibition “The Light Of Day” are available to buy from ‘The Gallery Of Photography – Ireland’

His book “The Light of Day” is available to buy from RRB Books

His book ‘Dubliners’ is available to buy on Amazon