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Rencontre with photographer John Minihan
Festival Beckett Unbound

  • Thursday 6 June 2024
  • 8pm
  • Admission free
  • Centre Culturel Irlandais

reservation recommended

in English

45 mins

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Irish photographer John Minihan photographed the great playwright Samuel Beckett many times in Paris and London, capturing moments that have become iconic images of twentieth-century culture. His friendship with Beckett began through a conversation about Minihan’s acclaimed photographic series, The Wake of Katy Tyrell, which he shot in 1977, while visiting his hometown of Athy in County Kildare.

Impossible to interview and famously camera-shy, Beckett was nevertheless a remarkable photographic subject, with his wise, eagle-like face which reflectedhis greatness and profundity as a writer. In this illustrated talk, John Minihan speaks about his encounters with one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.