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October 25, 2012

Off the Wall with John Minihan – Meet the Artist - 28-29 Oct

Off the Wall with John Minihan – Meet the Artist and Buy the Prints

Final Weekend of Film Photography Exhibition at Kildare Village

Photographer John Minihan Kildare Village will host the final weekend of their hugely successful photography exhibition by John Minihan titled “Celebration of Film Photography”. To mark the end of the exhibition guests of the Village will have a unique opportunity to meet John Minihan and purchase some of the truly iconic photography prints from the beginning of John’s career back in 1962 to his most recent shot of Shane McGowan.
The exhibition features iconic photographic works from the world of fashion, art and film, from Andy Warhol to Yves Saint Laurent. Spanning more than 50 years, John’s portraits capture each individual’s character and are all the more poignant because of the universal appeal of many of the people photographed. Off the Wall with John Minihan takes place at Kildare Village Sunday October 28th and Monday 29th from 12pm – 4pm in the Exhibition Space

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About John Minihan

John Minihan was born in Dublin in 1946 and raised locally in Athy, County Kildare. After moving to London he worked as an apprentice photographer and by the age of 21 he had become the youngest staff photographer for the Evening Standard.
Working in Fleet Street, John captured life in the 1960s. The close relationships he formed with writers and artists are apparent from his pictures; his photographs of Samuel Beckett and Francis Bacon show a particular affinity with his subjects. His friendship with Beckett produced some of the most remarkable photographs ever taken of the writer.
Many of John’s pieces have become iconic images, pictures that are synonymous with figures such as Al Pacino, Andy Warhol, Jimi Hendrix and Lady Diana Spencer.

Now in his sixties, John has eschewed the evolving medium of digital technology. Living with his partner in Lisheen, West Cork, he is still as passionate about working with film today as he ever was.

And that is what this exhibition in Kildare Village is all about: a celebration of film photography by one of the world’s most prolific exponents of the art – John Minihan.

The prints contained in this exhibition are for sale. All images are printed using archival inks on acid-free, fine art paper and, as such, are lightfast for 100 years or more.