Island Life: Photographs from the Martin Parr Foundation

Eamonn Doyle

Born Dublin, 1969

Returning to photography, I set out to work with what I knew. As a long-term resident of Parnell Street in Dublin’s north inner city, there was a wealth of photographic subjects on my doorstep. It’s an old working class area, now quite multicultural. At times it’s edgy and raw and vibrant, while at others, it seems half-sunk in a weary pathos. This set of photographs came about over a long reflective period in which I was re-reading Beckett.’

After graduating in photography, Doyle focused on music in his home town before returning to photograph people on Parnell Street, the largely elderly and working class area where he lives.