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Beckett and the Wake
Photographic exhibition from John Minihan archive

A selection of photographic works from the John Minihan Archive acquired by UCC Library.

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. 

Beckett and the Wake presents the wake photographs as well as images of the reclusive writer, all selected from the John Minihan Archive recently acquired by University College Cork Library