A woman sits on a chair in her kitchen, her hands clasped in her lap. Her legs are crossed, and she looks down, away from the viewer.
Simon Walsh, Mrs. Ryan in her Kitchen, Crumlin, 2017. © Simon Wash.Credit

Simon Walsh

Mrs Ryan in Her Kitchen, Crumlin, 2017

Photograph, 76 x 51 cm

Born in 1923 on Bride Street in Dublin, Mrs Ryan’s family moved to Crumlin in the 1940s as part of a Dublin Corporation rehousing scheme. She met her husband and raised a family there. 

Mrs Ryan in Her Kitchen, Crumlin was made as part of a series of images documenting Mrs Ryan in her Crumlin home. Walsh was drawn to this particular photograph because of the sense of pride that the sitter exudes, sitting in the kitchen built by her late husband. 


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