News

October 14, 2016 :

Thank you for the continuing screening run of “Bargaintown”

“Bargaintown” has been selected for Berlin’s Lange Nacht der Filmfestivals, and screened recently at fsk Kino in Berlin. A showing in September, at Dublin’s RECDP, as part of Culture Night 2016, was sold out in advance. I am moved by the appreciation garnered by the film, and hope to keep bringing the film to audiences in Ireland and worldwide.

January 25, 2016 :

Berlin premiere of “Bargaintown” announced for March 17
Please book your tickets in time.

After a successful Dublin run of my restored 1988 film “Bargaintown”, we also have a Berlin premiere.

“Bargaintown” is a poetic documentary on life along the Liffey Quays in the late 1980s. Featuring interviews with shopkeepers, antique dealers and local residents, it is a testament to the lives and opinions of a vanished Dublin, years before the celtic tiger changed the very fabric of the inner city.
Highlights include an auction at Tormey brother’s, a night of song and dance at the old Workingmen’s club on Wellington quay, and performances by veteran bluesman Frank Quigley.

The press found Bargaintown to be “unbiased and unabashed, concerned and affectionate, and stunningly photographed” (Cork Film Festival), “a remarkable documentary” (Mary Leland), and “worth watching” (David O’Connell, Cork Examiner).

The Irish Times’ Tara Brady gave it a 4 star review.

Bargaintown will open this years Shebeen Flick Festival:

Bargaintown

 

October 2, 2015 :

Dublin premiere of “Bargaintown” (2015 restoration)
Screening at IFI Docfest a sold-out success

Thank you for making the Dublin premiere of my newly restored 1988 film “Bargaintown” such a resounding success.

“Bargaintown” is a poetic documentary on life along the Liffey Quays in the late 1980s. Featuring interviews with shopkeepers, antique dealers and local residents, it is a testament to the lives and opinions of a vanished Dublin, years before the celtic tiger changed the very fabric of the inner city.
Highlights include an auction at Tormey brother’s, a night of song and dance at the old Workingmen’s club on Wellington quay, and performances by veteran bluesman Frank Quigley.

The press found Bargaintown to be “unbiased and unabashed, concerned and affectionate, and stunningly photographed” (Cork Film Festival), “a remarkable documentary” (Mary Leland), and “worth watching” (David O’Connell, Cork Examiner).

The beautifully restored version of this classic film will be archived in the National Film Archive.

The 2015 restoration was supported by the Irish Film Institute and Goethe-Institut Dublin.

 

July 25, 2015 :

Print sales for “Dublin Before the Tiger”

Thank you, dear collectors and friends, for your truly encouraging support, and interest in my work.

I am happy to have provided you with a number of carefully crafted fine-art prints, manufactured by the finest Berlin printers.

Prospective buyers, please note that my quotes for the initial offer of prints of “Dublin Before the Tiger” are soon to be updated.

As of September 1, a new price list will be available: Please drop me a mail to receive a detailed PDF with further information on current pricing and how to order.

Of course, technical details and edition sizes remain unchanged, but the new, slightly increased prices will reflect the growing public interest in this body of work.

Make sure to check the “Dublin Before the Tiger” gallery for images made newly available.

March 10, 2015 :

Print sales –

After much public demand, I am happy to announce that selected editions of prints from “Dublin Before the Tiger” are now available.

Apologies for taking so long, and make sure to check the updated gallery for images never before seen.

Please drop me a mail to receive a detailed PDF with further information on how to order.

December 17, 2014 :

“I am a memory maintenance worker.”
David Jazay interviewed by innovative UK blog Mull it Over.

Akin to the classic Proust questionnaire, a set of identical questions are answered by various contemporary artists.

http://mullitover.cc/post/105351022783

December 14, 2014 :

New interview in Germany’s most-read photomag kwerfeldein

Ein neues Interview in deutscher Sprache.

http://kwerfeldein.de/2014/12/13/ich-will-alles-festhalten/

November 17, 2014 :

David Jazay interviewed by Photomonitor’s Christiane Monarchi

A new, in-depth interview that sheds light on David’s artistic influences and intentions behind the “Dublin Before the Tiger” project.

http://www.photomonitor.co.uk/2014/11/dublin-before-the-tiger/

September 26, 2014 :

A talk by David Jazay, at Street Stories Festival, Dublin

With great pleasure, I wish to invite you to a talk I will be giving in September, on the opening night of Dublin’s Street Stories Festival.

I will give an insight into the restoration project of “Bargaintown” (see below) , show some new Irish work and shed light on my unique method for re-creating the past.

The Street Stories Festival will take place on the weekend of 26th to 28th September. There will be talks, live music, walking tours, stalls, films and exhibitions.

The event will kick off on Friday night with a talk by David Jazay on his photographic story of inner city Dublin in the 1980s and ’90s.

For more infos about the event, go to:

www.facebook.com/events

Bargaintown – Dublin, Liffey Quays: restoration of a documentary

Apart from working on “Dublin Before the Tiger”, I am currently in talks with the Irish Film Institute to restore a film I directed in 1988, about Dublin’s inner city.

“Bargaintown” is a poetic documentary on life along the Liffey Quays in the late 1980s. Featuring interviews with shopkeepers, antique dealers and local residents, it is a testament to the lives and opinions of a vanished Dublin, years before the celtic tiger changed the very fabric of the inner city.
Highlights include an auction at Tormey brother’s, a night of song and dance at the old Workingmen’s club on Wellington quay, and performances by veteran bluesman Frank Quigley.

The press found Bargaintown to be “unbiased and unabashed, concerned and affectionate, and stunningly photographed” (Cork Film Festival), “a remarkable documentary” (Mary Leland), and “worth watching” (David O’Connell, Cork Examiner).

Have a look at this teaser, edited from unrestored workprint footage:

 

August 2014 : “Dublin Before the Tiger” in the media

The last few months have been truly amazing, with both media and popular response to “Dublin Before the Tiger” pouring in.
I wish to thank all you journalists, bloggers, readers and fans for your ongoing support, and appreciation of this unique new window onto Dublin’s past.

You can read some interviews here:
www.thejournal.ie
www.photographyblogger.net

To coincide with Photoireland 2014, Totally Dublin did a beautiful cover story on my project, see some tearsheets below.

Totally Dublin 118 CoverTotally Dublin Editor's noteTotally Dublin tearsheet 1Totally Dublin tearsheet 2