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Christmas Turkey Market, Dublin 1990 – 1993
Tony O’Shea

Christmas Turkey Market, Dublin 1990 - 1993, Tony O'Shea

Christmas Turkey Market, Dublin 1990 - 1993, Tony O'SheaChristmas Turkey Market, Dublin 1990 – 1993
Tony O’Shea
Cafe Royal Books

Edited by Craig Atkinson


Second Edition
24 pages
140 x 200 mm
ISBN Not available


Photographer Tony O’Shea documented the sale of turkeys on Dublin’s Mary’s Lane between 1990-93. Then, one year, he went back and the market was gone, most likely a victim to updated food regulations. This book is a collection of photographs from those years.

About the Artist
Tony O’Shea was born in Valentia Island, County Kerry in 1947 and lived there for the first 20-years of his life. He studied English and Philosophy at University College Dublin and towards the end of the 1970s became increasingly interested in photography. By 1981 he had begun working full-time as a photographer with In Dublin magazine and once it ceased publication he went on to work for Sunday Business Post for many years. His first book Dubliners, including a text by Colm Tóibín was published by Macdonald Illustrated.

About the Publisher
Café Royal Books (founded 2005) is an independent publisher based in Southport, England. Originally set up as a way to disseminate art, in multiple, affordably, quickly, and internationally while not relying on ‘the gallery’. Café Royal Books publishes artist’s books and zines as well as a weekly series of photobook/zines. The photographic publications are part of a long ongoing series, generally working with photographers and their archives, to publish work, which usually falls into 1970–2000 UK documentary / reportage.

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