Monday, August 26, 2013

Man on Bridge - a photographic archive

'Man on Bridge' is the title of a fascinating project that documents the life and work of street photographer, Arthur Fields, just as he documented the various comings and goings on one of Dublin's best known landmarks, over a 50-year period.

Beginning sometime in the 1930s, until his retirement in 1985 at the age of 84, Arthur took photos of passers-by on Dublin's O'Connell street. Working seven days a week, with hardly ever a break, it is estimated that he took over 182,500 photographs in his lifetime.

Now a web-based project wants to bring all these photos together. People are being asked to submit their own photos taken by Arthur, together with their personal memories and reminisces related to the photograph. Just some of the photos collected so far are available on this Flickr photostream. Included among them are some well-known and instantly recognisable faces.

More about this project is available from El Zorrero Films who have provided this video.

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