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El Zorrero Films’ Man on Bridge project launches.


Online Documentary

Man on Bridge is an online documentary that tells the story of Arthur Fields, a Jewish Ukrainian who became a Dublin institution.

Arthur Fields worked as a street photographer on O’Connell bridge taking photographs of passersby everyday for over 50 years. It is estimated that Arthur took 182,500 photographs on the bridge from the early 1930s until he stopped in 1985 at the age of 84.

Man on Bridge will work as a collection point for these photos and will allow the public to upload their own Arthur Fields photo. This growing database of user-submitted photos will be integrated into our online story of Arthur on a rolling basis as photos are submitted.

Combining video, archival still image, text and audio, Man on Bridge will allow users to explore both Arthur’s life and the photos he took and the impact his images have had on the lives of others.

The project is the creation of El Zorrero Films. It has been funded by both the Arthur Guinness Projects cultural initiative and El Zorrero Films.