Portraits from Inner City Dublin in the 1980s

Meet the characters from Dublin’s inner city during the 1980s. Photographer Gerry Smith captured these compelling images in the Irish capital before it found a revitalization in the past decade as development opportunities took hold and many urban spaces were transformed by modern architecture. Smith’s photos were compiled into Dublin Inner City 1980s, an attractive, black and white photo book that exhibits the fascinating social and historical narrative of the city’s past. (There’s a video preview of the collection over here.) Most of the portraits are so boldly expressive, they’re almost like stills from a movie. Visit Smith’s website to see more of his impressive work, and click through our gallery to experience Dublin’s inner city life in the ’80s.

Gerry Smith, Moore St. Market [Spotted via Retronaut]