Growing Up Travelling

Growing Up Travelling

The Inside World of Irish Traveller Children

Photographer Jamie Johnson

by Jamie Johnson

Text by Mary M. Burke

Published by: Kehrer Verlag

96 pages, 9.45 x 11.81 in, duotone illustrations

  • Hardcover
  • 9783868289688
  • Published: September 2020


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The US American photographer Jamie Johnson has been traveling around the world for twenty years and is best known for her touching portraits of children. When she came to Ireland for the first time in 2014, she immediately felt connected to the cosmos of the Irish Travellers and would visit and photograph them time and again for five years. The encounter with the children of this extremely poor and socially discriminated population group fascinated her and even changed her views as a mother. Fascinated by the resilience and optimism of the children, who are proud of the culture and traditions of the Irish Travellers, Johnson’s portraits aim to promote the perception and respect of children as such, far removed from the common prejudices of society.