Artist's Corner:

” Henry Street – Smoke Break” – Dublin: A Photograph by Eugene Finn

1st March 2022, 12am

Today in our ‘Artist’s Corner’ ICC Digital is delighted to bring you the third of six images by the talented Dublin based Street Photographer Eugene Finn. This immensely impressive image of  a women smoking on Dublin’s famous ‘Henry Street’ reveals Finn’s unique and sensitive eye and his intuitive gift as a street photographer. The photograph is so rich in tone, that every line on her face speaks and conveys the history of her life, her street and the history of her city; her life and her city and her history is also so strongly engraved through her bones  – and  although this appears to be a ‘silent image’, just by looking upon it, we can almost begin to hear her deep, raw working class Dublin voice, her thoughts,  all of her worries and the sounds of her city.

Over the next six week we will bring some of Finn’s images, which capture the real sense of working class Dublin and will give you a glimpse of its streets, the warmth of its people, and a city now in a changing time.

About Eugene Finn

Dublin based Eugene Finn is a Film/TV/Photo Archivist with an MA in Film History/Archiving from the University of East Anglia. He has worked at the British Film Institute, the Northern Ireland Film & TV Commission and the Irish Film Institute. He also has a personal interest in street photography. The photographs which ICC Digital will  feature over the next six weeks are from a project Finn carried out on the streets of Dublin in 2015 called ‘City@1/125s’.

If you would lie to buy any original photographs or photographic prints by Eugene Finn contact  [email protected]