Bill Doyle’s Ireland

  December 2007 –
January 2008

Photograph by Bill Doyle on exhibition at the Gallery of Photography Ireland in 2007/2008.

'Murphy's Hand', Cork, 1980s by Bill Doyle from the exhibition BILL DOYLE'S IRELAND at the Gallery of Photography, Dublin Dec 6 - Jan 31 2008.

‘Murphy’s Hand’, Cork, 1980s by Bill Doyle from the exhibition BILL DOYLE’S IRELAND at the Gallery of Photography, Dublin Dec 6 – Jan 31 2008.

Bill Doyle is one of Ireland’s best-loved photographers. His work has a lightness of touch, a warmth and humour that has earned him the title “Ireland’s Cartier-Bresson”. For this long-awaited retrospective of his work, the Gallery of Photography has commissioned new archive-quality prints of Bill’s iconic works. Selected by the photographer, they are hand-printed and gold-toned by Bill’s long-term print collaborator, Hetty Walsh.

'Brasso Profondo', Heytesbury Street, Dublin 1987 by Bill Doyle from the exhibition BILL DOYLE'S IRELAND at the Gallery of Photography, Dublin Dec 6 - Jan 31 2008.

‘Brasso Profondo’, Heytesbury Street, Dublin 1987 by Bill Doyle from the exhibition BILL DOYLE’S IRELAND at the Gallery of Photography, Dublin Dec 6 – Jan 31 2008.

Bill was born in Dublin in 1926 and has lived here all his life. From an early age Bill was involved in photography, but it wasn’t until after he won the Daily Telegraph Magazine Photographer of the Year Award in London, in 1967, that he took up freelance photography as a fulltime career. He won this for a collection of photographs on the Aran Islands, many of which are included in this retrospective.