Through the Brass Lidded Eye – Photography in Ireland 1839-1900 was published to coincide with a major exhibition at the Guinness Museum, Dublin. Eddie Chandler was involved in photography in Ireland from the 1960s to his death in 2010. Internationally renowned for his expertise, he spent years actively researching his subject. He amassed a substantial collection of early photographic material relating to Ireland, much of which is in the National Library of Ireland’s National Photographic Archive. He was responsible for the acquisition by the NLI of the archive of negatives from Clonbrock House, County Galway. He also advised Sotheby’s and Christie’s in London on Irish photographs and lectured widely on photography. His co-author, Peter Walsh was the curator at The Guinness Museum and has published scholarly articles on the history of photography.