Bargaintown – Dublin Before the Tiger

Boy with coins

“As David Jazay was acutely aware at the time, Dublin was changing fast, and most of the premises he set out to document were under immediate threat of demolition. This poor but lively city, home to Generations of Dubliners, and specific aspects of its local business culture would be irretrievably lost within a few years. When he set out on his photographic study of the Inner City, he used fine-grained medium format film to capture as much detail as possible. It would take him ten years of annual visits, during which he managed to capture the changing cityscape.”

David Jazay’s excellent reconstruction of an inner city Dublin that is slowly being lost to memory.

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