Man on a Bridge
A gallery of photos by and of the photographer Arthur Fields that feature in a documentary currently being made called ‘Man on Bridge: 50 Years as a Photographer on O’Connell Bridge’.
Arthur, a Jewish Ukrainian who became a Dublin institution, worked as a street photographer taking photographs of passersby on O’Connell Bridge in Dublin.
He took an estimated 182,500 photographs on the bridge over a 50 year period.
’Man on Bridge’ which is being made by of El Zorrero Films will work as a collection point for the many photographs taken by Arthur over the years and will enable the public to contribute their photos to a web based archive.
Arthur Fields poses for a photograph on O'Connell Bridge.
This growing database of user-submitted photos will be integrated into the online story of Arthur on a rolling basis as photos are submitted.
Actress Margaret Rutherford (r) on O'Connell Bridge.
Brendan Behan photographed by Arthur Fields on O'Connell Bridge.
Arthur Fields with Prince Monolulu who claimed to be a chief of the Falasha tribe of Abyssinia.
Arthur Fields on O'Connell Bridge