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- DescriptionEmigration has been a constant in Ireland since the Famine. It has been estimated that between 1949 and 1989 over 800,000 people were forced to leave Ireland. Those left behind by family and friends suffered hardship, isolation and passed away, their homes monuments to a bygone age. Visiting the w uccupied houses, David Creedon felt like an intruder disturbing the spirits that still haunt every room. In some it seemed the last activity was waking the dead, closing the door and leaving the house to the ravages of time. Sometimes the last occupancy could be dated by a newspaper or calendar. Forsaken and forgotten, the houses acquire new life in these hauntingly evocative photographs, the rich colours within the houses in contrast with the poverty of the times.
- Author BiographyDavid Creedon from Cork has received international acclaim and is regularly published. He has exhibited in galleries and museums in New York, London, Chicago, Bucharest, Sarajevo, Tbilisi, Yerevan, Nicosia, Thessaloniki, and Sofia, as well as in Ireland. His work has been described as 'one of the most significant collections of photography in contemporary Ireland and will be amongst the most important works of Irish art in years to come'. Another critic wrote, 'His photographs transcend the documentary form and enter the realm of art, they are poems in photographs'.
- Author(s)David Creedon
- PublisherThe Collins Press
- Date of Publication31/07/2012
- Place of PublicationCork
- Country of PublicationIreland
- ImprintThe Collins Press
- Content Note80 illustrations
- Weight801 g
- Width249 mm
- Height290 mm
- Spine14 mm
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