The Light of Day.  Photographs by Tony O’Shea. Text by Colm Toíbín.
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The Light of Day.

Photographs by Tony O’Shea. Text by Colm Toíbín.
RRB Photobooks, 2020. 112 pp., 90 black-and-white illustrations, 11x8¼".

Publisher's Description

'Tony O’Shea is interested in the moment where the ritual and the casual face each other in the complex light that comes from Irish skies. He likes gatherings and public spaces. And he is watching for the second when, even if his subjects are performing, a guard has been let down, and the camera becomes an uneasy, tentative, hesitant window into the soul. He seeks images of individual loneliness and isolation, figures in a state of reverie and contemplation, or figures in a state of excitement.' — Colm Toíbín

RRB Photobooks & The Gallery of Photography Ireland are pleased to present The Light of Day by Tony O'Shea. A retrospective of O'Shea's work, spanning 4 decades from 1979 to 2019, the book is published to coincide with an exhibition of his work at the Gallery of Photography Ireland.

All pre-ordered copies will also include a signed postcard from the book.

About the Limited Edition

Limited Edition of 100: Includes a copy of the book with a signed & numbered Silver-Gelatin print of Welcoming home the Irish team after reaching the quarter-finals of Italia '90, Dublin. (Pictured below, click to enlarge)


Ordering Information
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