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Nightwalkers, Dublin, Ireland

Accession Number
1981/2.168.6

Title
Nightwalkers, Dublin, Ireland

Artist(s)
Alen MacWeeney

Artist Nationality
New Ireland

Object Creation Date
1965-1966, printed 1979

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
19 13/16 in x 15 15/16 in (50.4 cm x 40.5 cm);22 1/8 in x 28 1/4 in (56.2 cm x 71.7 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Carl W. Melcher

Subject matter
This photograph depicts a view of a Dublin city street at night, the pavement coated in a light snowfall. Two figures—a man and woman—occupy either side of the frame, each walking their pet dogs on leashes. The figures are silhouetted by the glow of streetlights, their forms bundled up in long winter coats. The two figures presumably just passed one another, and are walking in the opposite directions. Their dogs however stare back at one another, straining at their leashes with rapt attention. The moody, isolated atmosphere is emphasized by the stark grain of the photograph, which is caused by developing photographs taken at night. This ambience is reflected by the walkers themselves, who, lost in their thoughts, continue on their way, unyielding to their dogs’ interests.

Physical Description
This photograph depicts a view of a snowy street at night.  Meandering in opposites directions, a man and woman are walking their dogs.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Atmospheric effects
Canis familiaris (species)
Ireland
Urban life
dogs
groups
males
modern and contemporary art
night
overcoats (outerwear)
pedestrians
pets (domestic animals)
snow
snow (precipitation)
street lighting units
street scenes
streets
walking
winter

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