We were saddened to hear of the passing of our great friend and local photographer Henry Wills. Henry had long documented the work of Mary Robinson from the beginning of her Presidential campaign up to the International Human Rights Lecture in 2020, shortly before his retirement.
As reported by Tom Shiels in the Irish Times, Mary’s words at the recent launch of Henry’s book ‘In All Kinds of Weather’ noted that “People are here because you had the skill, you had the heart, you had the generosity, you had the spirit, you had the sense of fun, you made people feel somehow something about themselves that you were doing by acknowledging them through your work.”
We’ll miss Henry’s keen eye and professionalism, but mostly, we will miss his sense of humour and the glint of mischief as he got to work. Our sympathies to Henry’s sister Mary, his family, friends and colleagues.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Below are some fond memories captured by Henry: