Dennis Dinneen Biography

Dennis Dinneen, a publican and photographer in Macroom, County Cork, Ireland from the 1950s through the 1970s, captured everything from passport images to weddings and communions. In Small Town Portraits, Dinneen’s regulars and town locals stand out against a stark backdrop in the makeshift studio in the back of his shotgun bar. These intimate portraits, reminiscent of Mike Disfarmer and Diane Arbus, show a glimpse into the strangeness and excitement Dinneen found in the routines of small town daily life.