Remembering David Sleator

Wed, Aug 20, 2014, 01:03

Sir, – I was saddened to read of the sudden death of David Sleator, a very kind, down-to-earth man and a wonderful photographer.

His black-and-white photographs of eight men who were homeless and used our services here in Trust has pride of place in our basement centre in the heart of the Liberties. These wonderful photographs appeared in a special supplement of The Irish Times to mark the millennium and are still commented on by all who see them. He visited us many times and we all felt better for having met him.

Photographers capture what others fail to see and portray emotions so hard to describe. David did this with great sensitivity and professionalism. He will be greatly missed. – Yours, etc,

ALICE LEAHY,

Director and co-founder,

Trust,

Bride Road,

Dublin 8.