The Francis Street Photographer


Suzanne Behan

Rita Walsh


Director/Camera: Matt Leigh

Writer: Nodlag Houlihan

Producers: Nodlag Houlihan & Yvonne Kinsella

Editor: Emmet Reddy

Opening Sequence Filmed by Richard Kendrick

Suzanne, a photographer herself, was recovering from cancer and had some time on her hands. She took a box of negatives from the shed in her mother’s garden and brought them to her own home for scanning. There she set up a Facebook page called ‘The 50 Francis Street Photographer’ to see if anyone could identify those featured in the photos. The response was overwhelming and soon she found herself reuniting people with their precious family photos, many of which had never been collected.

The Francis Street Photographer was a co-production between Zucca Films and That's a Wrap TV. It was part funded by the BAI and was first broadcast on RTE 1 in December 2020.