Lunchtime Talk: John Minihan
Deepen your knowledge of different aspects of The Great Book of Ireland with this lunchtime talk by photographer John Minihan.
John Minihan was born in Dublin in 1946 and raised in Athy, County Kildare. At the age of 12 he was brought to live in London, and went on to become an apprentice photographer with the Daily Mail. At 21 he became the youngest staff photographer for the Evening Standard. For thirty years he remained in London, returning every year to his hometown of Athy to record the people and their daily lives. Over the years Minihan developed a close relationship with many writers and his photographs of Samuel Beckett show a particular affinity between the two men. William Burroughs once referred to Minihan as "a painless photographer". His friendship with Samuel Beckett produced some of the most remarkable photographs ever taken of the writer. Among his numerous photographic publications are Photographs: Samuel Beckett (1995); Shadows from the Pale, Portrait of an Irish Town (1996); and An Unweaving of Rainbows, Images of Irish Writers (1996).
|Category:||Arts and Cultural Events: Glucksman Gallery|
|Time:||1 - 2pm|
|Location:||Lewis Glucksman Gallery|
|Target Audience:||All welcome|
|Admission Price: €||Free|