Earlier on tonight I joined Ciarán Deeney and Myles Dungan on RTE’s ‘The History Show’ to discuss the brilliant ‘Man on Bridge’ product which Ciarán has been working on. The ‘Arthur Fields: Man On Bridge’ project celebrates the work and output of Arthur Fields, the street photographer who spent decades photographing Dubliners and visitors to Dublin on the O’Connell Bridge and O’Connell Street. I’m something of an O’Connell Street anorak now giving the book on Nelson’s Pillar earlier in the year it would seem!
The discussion can be heard here, and it was the first item on the show.
A documentary examining Fields and his work will air on RTE television over the Christmas season, but if you’re interested in Arthur Fields and the history of street photography in Dublin check out the exhibition currently running in the Gallery of Photography, Temple Bar. The exhibiton sees images taken by Arthur between the 1930s and 80s displayed.