The Pulse of Moore Street, In Photos

This series of photos is produced from interactions with people and communities in Moore Street, which is known for being the soul of city trading.

Setting up a backdrop for taking portraits in the middle of Moore Street really gave me insight into how energetic and vibrant the street can be.

Interacting with passers-by and shopkeepers was a great highlight for me. People were happy to join once I told them about my project. I’m looking forward to giving even more attention to sitting and interacting with people, as I progress with the project.

Using an expressive approach to document everyday life on the street, my focus is on the massive cultural shift on Moore Street and capturing its vibrancy and many cultures.

With workers and passersby from all over the world, the street is a transformative space, while in the background is the context of its place in Irish history.

There are plans to redevelop the street to reactivate it as one of the most important trading points in the city.

But it will be vital to find a balance between holding onto the important national history of Moore Street, while also maintaining a space for its many cultural presences.

Left: A warm-hearted geography teacher from Eastern Europe. Right: A woman poses with her new braids outside one of Moore Street’s many hairdressers.

Prepping for business during market time.

A shopkeeper’s son cycles through Moore Street, waiting for his mother to finish work. Shops close later in this part of town.

A stall owner, who comes from a family of workers on Moore Street, tells me how much things have changed in the time she has been working there. Gaining perspective from people who have been working on Moore Street is important to cover and I hope to put more focus on that going forward too.


Aarif Amod: Aarif Amod is an artist and photographer based in Dublin. You can find him on Instagram @reefosnaps.

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