People of the Road: The Irish Travellers (Irish Studies)

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Living along country lanes in tents and barrel-top wagons, Travellers have for centuries been a people apart from Irish society. Photographer Mathias Oppersdorff first encountered them twenty-eight years ago in County Kerry at Puck Fair. His photographs - often stark and disturbing, yet always humane - offer a profound look at people at the crossroads of their existence.
Oppersdorff's photographs take us through some of the most turbulent times for the Travellers. Although in years past they were defined by their nomadism, more recently many have chosen to live in housing projects and trailer parks, partially due to government-sponsored subsidies. As a result, traditional roadside tent-camps are a thing of the past.

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Mathias Oppersdorff has worked for the last eighteen years as a travel photographer for Gourmet magazine.

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