Rose Comiskey’s series documents the people of Dublin protesting Reagan’s presidency in 1984. It features unique images, such as groups of people wearing realistic Reagan masks and street signs lit on fire. The streets were covered with protesters holding signs critiquing Reagan and calling for Americans to take action. Children joined their parents in protest, creating striking images of children in the midst of chaos.
About the Artist
Rose Comiskey is an Irish photographer. She has photographed Irish protests and social issues from the 1980’s including woman’s reproductive rights and representing other marginalised communities.
About the Publisher
Café Royal Books (founded 2005) is an independent publisher based in Southport, England. Originally set up as a way to disseminate art, in multiple, affordably, quickly, and internationally while not relying on ‘the gallery’. Café Royal Books publishes artist’s books and zines as well as a weekly series of photobook/zines. The photographic publications are part of a long ongoing series, generally working with photographers and their archives, to publish work, which usually falls into 1970–2000 UK documentary / reportage.