The Irish Travellers
PrizeShortlist in Photography
Design TeamBob Newman
These images are part of long-term project focusing on the Irish Travellers, a historically nomadic group always kept at the margins of society. They are ethnically separate from Romani.
They are endogamous. On average, they marry at age 16-17 and have children soon thereafter. School is mandatory for the children, but they rarely progress beyond high school. Many are illiterate.
Early in life, Travellers must learn to face discrimination and racism. Despite these challenges,
They are a remarkably resilient, dignified group who highly prize their culture and family life.