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Christmas Turkey Market, Dublin: 1990-1993

Christmas Turkey Market Dublin: 1990-1993
Tony O’Shea
Cafe Royal Books

Edition of 200
36 pages
140 x 200mm
ISBN: n/a

Photographer Tony O’Shea documented the sale of turkeys on Dublin’s Mary’s Lane between 1990-93. Then, one year, he went back and the market was gone, most likely a victim to updated food regulations. This book is a collection of photographs from those years.

About the Artist:
Tony O’Shea is an Irish photographer hailing from Dublin. He is one of the most highly respected photographers working in Ireland for many years. His photographs have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including The Sunday Times and (London) Independent Magazines, The Guardian, Creative Camera, In Dublin, the Sunday Business Post and Liberation.  He has exhibited widely in Ireland, France and the United States.

About the Publisher:

Weekly photographic (and less frequent other) publications focusing broadly on aspects of change, usually within the UK. Café Royal Books (founded 2005) is an independent publisher based in the North West of England

Further Reading:
Images from the book