In issue 8 we look at Dublin’s newest photography project – ManonBridge is crowd sourcing decades of one photographer’s lost work.
Martin Ryan bought a couple of unwanted cameras for a quid at O’Reilly’s Auctions. He realised there was a film jammed in one of them and after two days he managed to recover it. “I developed them and faint images started appearing. How do you describe something that’s been lost for 50 years..and you see this picture just gradually forming of people you’ve never seen before?” The photos belonged to Arthur Fields, a street photographer. He took hundreds of thousands of photos throughout his career but no negatives survive. The photos reveals how we lived, dressed and changed over fifty years. Now Man On Bridge is looking for people to send in their originals. To find out more visit www.manonbridge.ie