Thursday, April 15, 2010
Photographic exhibition "Beckett's Paris" by John Minihan
"Beckett's Paris" by John Minihan
14 April - 25 June
At the Alliance Française in Dublin (1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2)
The Irish photographer John Minihan first met Samuel Beckett in May 1980, and was to photograph him many times thereafter, in both Paris and London, a privilege afforded to very few. Impossible to interview and famously camera-shy, Samuel Beckett was nevertheless a remarkable subject, with his wise, eagle-like face which reflected his greatness and profundity as a writer.
This exhibition presents some impressive portraits of Beckett and of his surroundings in Paris together with portraits of the famous, like Jean-Louis Barrault or Nathalie Sarraute, who worked and spent time with Beckett in Paris at that time.
This exhibition is kindly sponsored by www.parisbynumbers.ie