The Light of Day – Tony O’Shea
The Gallery of Photography Ireland & RRB Photobooks are pleased to present The Light of Day by Tony O’Shea. The book is a retrospective of Tony O’Shea’s work, spanning 4 decades from 1979 to 2019 and is published to coincide with an exhibition of his work at the Gallery of Photography Ireland in 2021. A programme of events will be announced in early 2021.
The book is produced in an edition of 1000 copies, including 100 copies with a signed and limited silver-gelatin print of ‘Welcoming home the Irish team after reaching the quarter-finals of Italia ’90, Dublin’.
“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
All photographs by Tony O’Shea from The Light of Day.
- Hardcover, grey cloth
- 28 x 21cm, 112 pages
- 90 black and white photographs
- Text by Colm Toíbín
- Edition of 1000
- Special Edition with Signed and limited silver-gelatin print also available