An Cathaoirleach, Cllr Tom Murphy with Ros Barwise from Dalkey in front of her portrait, and photographer Peter Varga. Picture: Peter Cavanagh Photography

An exhibition of 60 photos by Peter Varga from his acclaimed Humans of Dublin series was launched at dlr LexIcon by An Cathaoirleach Cllr Tom Murphy last week.

 

Peter Varga was working in a Dublin cafe when he decided to follow his passion and dedicate himself to photography.

 

Inspired by the success of the Humans of New York project, he began to walk the streets of Dublin interviewing and photographing those he met along the way.

 

What he uncovered were the powerful stories that hide in plain sight as we rush about our busy lives, too busy to notice.

 

So began the social media phenomenon that is Humans of Dublin whose social media pages have over 175,000 followers.

 

There are tales of inspiration and joy and those of heartbreak and loss, all of human life is present in this remarkable portrait of a diverse and vibrant city.

 

Peter’s award-winning book of the same name was published by Gill Books in 2016.

 

A native of Budapest, Peter has lived in Dublin for over ten years.

 

The exhibition will run until March 31 at dlr LexIcon.