Published by RM/FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE. Text by Niall Sweeney, Bob Quinn, David Donohoe, Lisa Godson.
This volume looks at the recent work and the meteoric rise within the photography world of the Irish photographer Eamonn Doyle (born 1969). An established electronic music producer in his hometown of Dublin, Doyle returned to photography after a 20-year break and produced the Dublin trilogy, a series of instant photobook classics: i (2014), described by Martin Parr as “the best street photo book in a decade,” ON (2015) and End. (2016). Doyle’s newest body of work, K, is his most mysterious and personal.
Titled after the Irish tradition of keening, a vocal lamentation for the dead, the series was born partly out of personal loss, and features spectral figures set against dramatic natural landscapes. Eamonn Doyle features selections from each of the photographer’s major recent series, a group of early dark room prints and works from Made in Dublin (2019), a collaborative book project Doyle undertook with writer Kevin Barry.