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A selection of Minihan's work


On his travels from county to town to town, county to county and country to country, John Minihan with his camera at the ready has been confronted with the repetition of colourful doorways and shop windows, the contrast between old and new, its people rooted in their own familiar space. He has photographed painters, poets, writers, musicians, cobblers, bishops, royalty, fashion designers, Corpus Christi processions and leaning Madonnas - as well as street scenes, old buildings and famous monuments.

John Minihan's favourite photographic subject, however, is people and his portraits, including Lady Diana Spencer, Pierre Cardin, Yves Saint Laurent, William Burroughs, Van Morrison, Gilbert & George and John Hurt, to name just a few.

His work, described as poignant and sublime, has been exhibited in galleries throughout the world from Paris to Rio de Janeiro.


The Clancy Brothers, Albert Hall, London 1967
Patti Smith in West Cork, Ireland 2011
American writer Joseph Heller pictured at the Cheltenham Literary Festival, 1993
Alicia Alonso, Founder of the Cuban National Ballet, in Cardiff, Wales 2010
Gresford Collery, 1969
Gresford Collery, 1969
Billingsgate Fish Market, London 1978
Andy Warhol, London 1980
Two poets meeting in London, 1972. Allen Ginsberg and Hugh MacDiarmid
David Hockney with camera, London, 1975
Yousuf Karsh, London, 2002
J. M. Coetzee, York, 2011

William S. Burroughs, London, 1989
Cecil Beaton, London, 1979