When we were children, my brother and I spent our summers in southwest Donegal in the village of Kilcar, with my mother’s people. Our parents sent us there so they could build their business in Buncrana, a tourist town 100 miles north. For me the journey southwest was an opportunity to switch one thriving location for another that was wild and a bit mysterious. Harry Percival … [Read more...] about Photo Album: Kilcar, My Donegal Playground
Photographer John Wesson on the landscape and people of Kerry that captured his imagination more than 30 years ago. I am lucky enough to have had a long association with Kerry, having returned on a regular basis for nearly 30 years. Each year I spend more and more time in “The Kingdom.” In most of Kerry, and certainly in the south and west, you are never very far from the sea … [Read more...] about Kerry: The Beautiful Kingdom (Photos)
Irish photographer Richard Mosse was awarded the 2017 Prix Pictet photography award in May for his Heat Maps series, which tracks the journeys of Middle Eastern and North African refugees with the use of a military-grade surveillance camera designed to detect body heat. The device is classified as a weapon under international law. Mosse intended for his use of the camera to … [Read more...] about Irish Artist Awarded for Refugee Shots
Today is World Photo Day, celebrated for the 177th anniversary of the French Academy of Sciences announced the invention of the daguerrotype. This article has been excerpted and adapted from "Portraits of a Nation at War" (October / November 2013). _______________ Thanks to Mathew Brady and his team of photographers – including Irish immigrant Timothy O’Sullivan and Scottish … [Read more...] about Weekly Comment: Irishman Matthew Brady & the Founding of American Photography
Whoever coined the Irish proverb “When God made time, he made plenty of it” must have been blessed with immortality, or unlimited vacations. The rest of us measure our lives in years and our time off in weeks or days. If this has prevented you from visiting the land that spawned that bit of wisdom, take heart – you can see some of the best of Ireland in one week.
Sure, you’ll … [Read more...] about Photo Essay:
Ireland in Seven Days