Urban Cowboys Dublin 1996 is a photobook created by Café Royal Books (founded 2005), an independent publisher based in the North West of England. These photographs were taken by Troubridge in 1996 as a part of her exploration of inner city Dublin communities.
About the Artist
Amelia was born in London in 1974. She first picked up a camera after leaving school, and started to photograph the world around her. In 1996, Amelia won the Ian Parry award for her social documentary story, Dublin’s Urban Cowboys. In 1998, she won a place on the World Press Photo Joop Swart Master class, in Amsterdam and, in 1999, was runner up in The Infinity ‘Young Photographer of the Year’ award by The International Center of Photography in New York. Amelia’s first monograph, The Trouble with Amelia, was published in 2003 by Booth-Clibborn Editions. Two other books have followed, Malta Diaries (Trolley Books, 2006) and Joan of Arc had style (Trolley Books, 2015). Troubridge has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including at Phillips De Pury, Proud Galleries, Getty Images Gallery, and The London Design Museum.
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.