HE appears on the front cover of the book, and is among the photographerâ€™s favourite images from that era, but efforts to identify this young boy pictured in Limerick more than 30 years ago have proved unsuccessful.
Photographer Gerry Andrews, a native of Limerick, has produced his first volume of black and white photographs in a 150-page compendium, entitled Shaped by History - Limerick in the 70s. The book will be launched this Sunday, November 25, at 3pm in the Hunt Museum. He outlines in the book how the images, largely taken in and around the Milk Market, were intended to be a â€œphotographic record of this special community before it was lost forever.â€
â€œThese people owned very little, but money couldnâ€™t buy what they possessed in abundance. They had character and principles,â€ he wrote. Dr Edward Walsh, founding president of the University of Limerick, said these images represent a â€œvaluable national legacy that will be fondly cherished.â€