New York based Alen MacWeeney (b. Dublin, 1939) is an internationally acclaimed art documentary photographer. This project will show previously unseen work that MacWeeney made in Dublin in 1963. The works will be displayed on digipanels and bus shelter poster sites in Dublin city centre, The design of the posters includes as captions selected responses to the particular images that were posted by Dubliners in 2020. The project is therefore about life in a Dublin of the past being brought back into the present in 2020 by today’s Dubliners. It celebrates the power of photography to create conversations that unite the community, and that transport the viewer back to another life.
The project continues with a specially commissioned large scale outdoor installation of selected images from this body of work, on Meeting House Square in Temple Bar. A further selection of images will also be displayed in the Gallery of Photography. The project concludes with a (restricted number) in person Talk event and book launch with the photographer on 7/12/21 (exact date tbc with the artist), in Gallery of Photography Ireland.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.