Dierdre O’Callaghan

“Hide That Can”

Dierdre O’Callaghan spent four years photographing the men of Arlington House, a hostel in Camden, London. Many of the residents are Irish and came over to London as young men for work in the 50’s and 60’s as manual labourers. Deirdre also moved to London, in the early 1990s, as did many young Irish men and women, in search of work. Her initial understanding of the residents of Arlington house came from their shared economic migration.

“O’Callaghan attempts to give a dignity to the men of Arlington House and show her empathy for a forgotten generation of migrant workers.”

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