Current Location:
Shelf G3 (CS1) -> Box 451
Location Notes:
IDC; Compressed Shelving Unit #1; Section G; Shelf G3; Box 451

A Workman Looks at Life, Irishtown, Dublin

Artwork
Identifier:
2021.85.1
Artist:
Alen MacWeeney
Credit:
Gift of Marina Kirshenbaum
Medium:
Archival Pigment Print
Date:
1963
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 13" Width: 19"
Description:
A black and white photograph of a man leaning on a shovel. He is looking out at the river in front of him.
Historical Context:
Photographer Alen MacWeeney was born in Dublin, Ireland at the beginning of World War II. One of his earliest series, shot with his trusty Leica camera, included Irish travellers who were semi-nomads. They were also called Tinkers. in 2000, these images were turned into a movie, "Traveller," with MacWeeney as one of the directors.