John Minihan meet and greet at Kildare Village

Famed photographer John Minihan is set to meet the public this weekend at Kildare Village

Kildare Village will host the final weekend of their John MInihan photography exhibition, titled 'Celebration of Film Photography', by inviting the man himself to close the event.

Fans and shoppers will be able to purchase some of Minihan's most iconic prints, spanning his entire career from 1962 onwards, while also getting to interact with the visual artist himself.

Spanning more than 50 years, the Irish photographer’s portraits capture each individual’s character and are all the more poignant because of the universal appeal of many of the people photographed.

The exhibition features iconic photographic works from the world of fashion, art and film, from Andy Warhol to Yves Saint Laurent.

Minihan was born in Dublin in 1946 and raised in Athy, Co. Kildare. After moving to London he began an apprenticeship with a photographer before joining the Evening Standard as their youngest staff photographer, aged 21.

Minihan captured the working life of London in the Sixties and beyond, with subjects such as Andy Warhol, Jimi Hendrix and Lady Diana Spencer. Of particular note are his portraits of Samuel Beckett and Francis Bacon, with whom he had close relationships.

Off the Wall with John Minihan takes place at Kildare Village Sunday October 28th and Monday the 29th from 12pm – 4pm in the Exhibition Space.

For more information visit www.kildarevillage.com