photographer eamonn doyle's new exhibition puts dublin under the microscope
End is the Irish photographer's first solo exhibition in London, and the third and final instalment of a three-part body of work exploring his hometown.
Red Straw, 2016 © Eamonn Doyle. Courtesy Michael Hoppen Gallery
Photographer and native Dubliner Eamonn Doyle puts the world on his doorstep under the microscope. Working in and around the multi-cultural, working class area of North Dublin's Parnell Street, his photographs are shot in close range and focus on the small details of everyday life. "The pictures show only fragments of possible narratives, but for me, every life has weight and drama, even if it's meaning is ultimately elusive," says Doyle. Many of the photographs are overlaid with screen prints created in collaboration with artist Niall Sweeney, who emerged from the same creative scene in Dublin as Doyle during the 90s. Like a series of maps, the images offer a figurative view through Doyle's eyes, guiding the viewer through the individual journeys that embody the vibrant atmosphere of the city. Taking place at the Michael Hoppen gallery, End is the Irish photographer's first solo exhibition in London, and the third and final instalment of a three-part body of work exploring his hometown.
END. Cumberland Street Boy, 2016 © Eamonn Doyle and Niall Sweeney. Courtesy Michael Hoppen Gallery
End by Eamonn Doyle is at the Michael Hoppen Gallery running until 15 July.
Text Lula Ososki