Nevill Johnson Photographic Collection
Photographs of Dublin taken by Nevill Johnson between 1952 and 1953.
Nevill Johnson (1911-1999), painter and photographer, was an English born Irish artist. His photographs of Dublin during the period 1952 to 1953 stand apart from his previous artistic output in paint form. The photographs capture the 'unofficial' Dublin of its inhabitants.
Presented here is a sample of the evocative photographs of Dublin city taken by Nevill Johnson between 1952 and 1953. The images of tenements, markets, shops and children's street games, provide a valuable social record of the everyday lives of ordinary Dubliners at the time. Comprising over 1,500 photographs the full collection of Nevill Johnsons photography is held at RTÉ Archives and has been made available to view online.
Thundercut Alley, Smithfield, Dublin
Blackhall Place, Dublin
Mrs. Sarah Traynor Chamber Street, Dublin
Two woman on Parnell Street, Dublin
Saint Catherine's Church on Meath Street, Dublin
Iron Gate, Camden Row, Dublin
Children stand beside a corrugated iron fence, Dublin
Old woman in window, York Street, Dublin
Sunset over the Ha'penny Bridge, Dublin
South Richmond Street, Dublin
St Stephen's Green, Dublin
Deghini's factory, Lower Exchange St, Dublin
Usher's Quay, Dublin
Walkers Shop, Dublin.