Orla Fitzpatrick studied History of Design and Material Culture at the National College of Art and Design Dublin (N.C.A.D.) and has a PhD in photographic history from Belfast School of Art, Ulster University. She was born and lives in Dublin and has worked as a librarian in various cultural institutions including the National Library of Ireland’s photographic archive. Her recent publications include a journal article on fashion and fanzines in 1980s Dublin (Vox, Dublin: Hi Tone Books, 2019) and a book chapter on the decline of two nineteenth-century landed estates (Roscommon History & Society, Dublin: Geography Publications, 2018). She teaches history of photography and visual culture at N.C.A.D. and is the librarian for the National Museum of Ireland.