Published by Andrew Ward Fine Art Photographs. Introduction by Bairbre Ni Fhloinn.
For over five years, Dublin-born Alen MacWeeney (born 1939) photographed the native itinerants of Ireland known as Travellers, spending countless evenings in their caravans and by their campfires, drinking tea and listening to their tales, songs and music. In a memoir of this period, the photographer describes his attraction to the lifestyle of his companions: “Theirs was a bigger way of life than mine, with its daily struggle for survival, compared to my struggle to find images symbolic and representative of that life.” With Irish Travellers, MacWeeney has crafted a profoundly beautiful record of a slowly vanishing way of life rarely seen by outsiders, let alone captured by a camera. Author and winner of the Man Booker prize John Banville compared Irish Travellers to “Edward Curtis's masterly recuperation of the American Indian.” Alen MacWeeney's photographs are essential records of a vanishing culture.
PUBLISHER Andrew Ward Fine Art Photographs
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 9.5 x 11.25 in. / 128 pgs / 1 color / 61 duotone.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 7/1/2011 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2011 p. 96
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780615415024TRADE List Price: $39.95 CDN $50.00