Photographs taken by D James Galbraith of Ireland between 1970 and 1997 go on display in Dublin.

An exhibition by one of the most celebrated American photographers of the 20th century, D James Galbraith, opens at the National Photographic Archive (NPA) in Temple Bar Dublin.

A former newspaper photographer from Michigan, Galbraith photographed the daily lives of people in rural areas as well as in small towns and villages in Cork, Kerry and Clare. The images were captured during his visits to Ireland in 1970, 1978 and 1997.

The exhibition features images of street activities and pub life. Jennifer Doyle of the NPA thinks Galbraith enjoyed observing people in the pub setting but,

I think he just liked Ireland.

The exhibition also features the traditional Irish music scene, including portraits of legendary Clare musicians Micho and Gussie Russell photographed by Galbraith in the 1970s.

The photographs taken over three decades demonstrate how aspects of Irish life have changed dramatically. However in some cases it is difficult to spot it can be difficult to spot where the 70s end and the 90s begin.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 12 March 2009. The reporter is Sinéad Crowley.