/ 2020 / Portraiture /

The Irish Travelers, A Forgotten People

  • Prize
    Gold in Portraiture/Culture, 1st Place winner in Portraiture
  • Photographer
    Rebecca Moseman
  • Credit

These series of images reflect my personal interactions with the Travelers I met at various halting sites, and illegal encampments
in Galway and Limerick, outside of Dublin, and at 
the annual horse fair in Ballinasloe.

I first encountered the Irish Travelers through a photographic trip to Killaloe, County Clare.  Although they have a savory reputation for violence and criminal behavior, I found them to be generally friendly, approachable, and tragically misunderstood. I think it’s important to document the Travelers as we know them today, to collect a photographic record of a unique people