Your Dublin Moment Of Zen: Man On Bridge

Man On Bridge Arthur Fields

A snapshot from the Centre Of The Universe. You’re welcome.

Pictured: Man on Bridge is a photo collection project that gathers the photos and tells the story of Arthur Fields, a street photographer who captured passersby on Dublin’s O’Connell Bridge from the 1930s to the 1980s.

Arthur took hundreds of thousands of photos throughout his career, but no negatives survived. The Man On Bridge project asked the public to sumbit photos from their personal collections, creating a fascinating alternative photographic archive of Dublin city itself. The pictures have since been collected in a book, and Fields was recently the subject of an acclaimed TV documentary. The archive continues to expand. Maybe your granny has a snap?

Today’s Dublin Factoid: Via 3,653 new startups were formed in Ireland last month (averaging 135 daily) – an increase of 24% compared to the same period last year. Almost 60% of these new businesses were set up by sole traders, while a further 1,394 were corporate entities. some 699 new companies were set up in Dublin. More HERE.

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