Silver / 2019 / Portraiture / Culture

The Irish Travelers

  • Prize
    Silver in Portraiture/Culture
  • Photographer
    Rebecca Moseman

The Irish Travelers are a proud and reclusive people, maintaining a culture and traditions whose origins are lost in time. In the fall of 2017 and 2018, I had the opportunity to be among them under the supervision of a fellow photographer who provided access to their world and allowed me to photograph their lives. This series of images refects my personal interactions with the Travelers I was fortunate to connect with at the Ballinasloe Horse Fair, various halting sites, and illegal encampments throughout County Galway and Limerick.