Man on Bridge opens Dublin's Culture Night 2014 this Friday (Sept 19) and features some of the works of legendary street photographer Arthur Fields.
Especially commissioned for Culture Night, RTÉ One and El Zorrero Films will present a series of projections of photographs from the Arthur Fields' archive.
He was a photographer who stood on Dublin's O'Connell Bridge for fifty years, from the 1930s to the 1980s, taking and selling photographs of passers-by. It is estimated that over 182,000 of his photos exist in homes across Ireland.
In March of this year, a campaign to gather together as many of Arthur's photographs as possible was launched on RTÉ ONE's The Late Late Show. The campaign has resulted in the emergence of a unique photographic archive of Dublin's social life as it was lived and enjoyed.
Photographs from Felds' enormous archive will be projected in several locations around Dublin including Meeting House Square, The Art Park in the IFSC and in Smithfield Square as part of the Complex Drive-In Cinema night.
For one night only, Arthur Felds and the people in his photographs will walk the streets of Dublin once more.
As well as a rich, and growing, online exhibition - see www.manonbridge.ie - the story of Arthur Fields and his photographs will also be the subject of a landmark documentary on RTÉ One Television and a forthcoming publication.
For more information on Culture Night 2014 visit www.culturenight.ie