photography book -By Anne-Sophie Gigan

(10 customer reviews)


‘‘Dublin, Dancers & Dreams’’ portrays a variety
of dance styles – from traditional to modern
– through the power of photography while
using the most iconic landmarks that Dublin
city has to offer as artistic backdrops to tell stories.

Accompanied by the Irish poetry and English adaptations of Cian Griffin; each photo series
aims to capture the cultural richness and diversity of Dublin, by welcoming different
cultures from across the globe to share their art in a city
that has welcomed them so openly.

‘‘Dublin Dancers & Dreams’’ is not just a book,
but a whole artistic and escapist experience, that
aims to take people out of their hectic lives, to
pause and connect with what really drives their soul.

Dare to explore your creativity; enjoy the
photography; the bilingual poetry, and open your
mind and imagination.
Bain sult as

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Info about the writer and photographer


Behind the Pictures
Anne-Sophie Gigan

Even when she was a young girl living with her family in south-eastern France, curiosity, ambition and
determination have been Anne-Sophie’s main motivations throughout all aspects of her life.
Who is she? Anne-Sophie is a passionate traveller who revels in discovering new cultures, people, countries and
traditions. She is a dreamer and an artist who believes that life is a gift, and photography is her way of preserving
moments of simplistic but powerful everyday beauty.
This French woman wants to inspire, motivate, and help open your eyes and mind to the world and the people
around you. She encourages you to not only think outside the box, but step out of it completely. Most importantly
however, she hopes you enjoy the moments she has captured with her camera and that they give you the courage
to be curious, determined, and a dreamer, like her.

Behind the Pen
Cian Griffin

Cian is originally from Wicklow, and has been writing in both English and Irish for over a decade. He describes his
work as political activism – seeking to give a voice to those who have been previously silenced, and telling the
stories that have yet to be told. Art is a way to honour and remember the victories and suffering of those in the

past and it is also a weapon to drive change for a better future.

Cian believes that the idea of “Irishness” so present in his work has evolved so much in recent years, and his poetry
is a way of questioning what this new national identity means; ensuring that this diversity is celebrated instead of
shunned. Cian tries to encourage people to not only challenge this status quo, but to tear it apart.
You can find Cian online @Gaylgeoirí on Instagram, where he has built a platform focused on pride, ‘stupid

humour’, and activism.

10 reviews for photography book -By Anne-Sophie Gigan

  1. shubashis

    The best book for Photography

  2. Laura (verified owner)

    ‘‘Dublin, Dancers & Dreams’’ is an authentic visual storytelling of dancers, art and passion in just one book. This is the ideal pairing of Anne sophie Gigan who captured these artists moments and offers a great journey throughout the book. Really really happy. Thanks AnneSophie for the amazing visual art.

  3. Tania (verified owner)

    This is an absolutely gorgeous book and you can feel the passion and thought that went into it. I love everything from the pictures, the motivation, the poems in both languages and the design of the book itself. There is so much beauty and inspiration to absorb from each page. It’s an incredible work of art!

  4. Sitara Bakirova (verified owner)

    Superb photography and inspiring poetry makes it a beautiful book to flick through. The concept, the quality of the paper and the selection of pictures clearly illustrate that this was a project of great passion and love.

  5. Mayerling Márquez (verified owner)

    This book is not only beautiful but inspiring! it is the manifestation of much love and dedication for 5 years to a passion project. The final product has been carefully curated, after succesful photography exibitions, to offer an amazing selection of photos paired with inspirational poems inspired by each picture, and the result it’s just stunning. If you would like to get to know the city of Dublin from a different perpective, one which embraces art, beauty and diversity, I’d invite you to immerse yourself in the magical journey of ‘‘Dublin, Dancers & Dreams’’

  6. Diana (verified owner)

    A great collection of perfectly matched poems and photos highlighting the beauty of both Dublin and dance. Really beautiful photos and would highly recommend to anyone!

  7. Diana P (verified owner)

    This book is unreal — beautiful pictures, such an eye for scenery and detail which is inspiring. The poems are bold, thought-provoking and heartwarming. It is printed on high quality paper with a carefully selected design which compliments poems and imagery perfectly. An amazing read; I can just highly recommend it to anyone.

  8. Loïse (verified owner)

    J’adore ce livre qui fait voyager, tant avec les textes qu’avec les photos! Les lieux symboliques de Dublin sont représentés. C’est un livre très touchant que je conseille à tous!

  9. Mary B. Taylor (verified owner)

    A love letter to Dublin through the lens of dance, the photographs in this book capture the different moods, hues, and seasons of the city’s streets and landscapes, and the diversity of Dubliners, native-born and newly arrived, through the rich mosaic of dance. Framed in poetry written in Irish and English, this collection of dance photography and literature is truly a work of art to cherish.

  10. Louise O Connor (verified owner)

    Dublin Dancers & Dreams is a beautiful visual representation of the diversity of the arts scene in Dublin and a striking homage to the beauty of dance. Anne Sophie’s passion for dance jumps off the page and Cians poems hugely enrich the photography experience. Highly recommended!

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