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Arthur Fields in O’Connell Street, Dublin in the 1980s

Snapper Arthur Fields.

A life of selfie sacrifice.

Niall De Buitlear writes:

I thought you might like a great documentary that was on RTE over the Christmas holidays. I was involved in the project in the early stages when it was just an online photo collection project (ManOnBridge). It has since turned into a fantastic documentary which I can say because I wasn’t involved in the production.

It tells the the story of Arthur Fields who worked as a street photographer in Dublin every day for 50 years. The documentary shows that the “man on the bridge” was a complex and unusual man. And it’s on the RTE player for 10 more days…

Watch Man On The Bridge here



Street strolling in Dublin in the 1930s.

‘Man On Bridge’ writes:

“1930s Dublin in Motion” as part of the Man on Bridge photo-collection project [gathering the photos of Arthur Fields, a street photographer who captured passersby on Dublin’s O’Connell Bridge from the 1930s to the 1980s.] The images were taken on film stock which resulted in a burst of three images and provide the movement.”