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Fair Faces: Images from a Disappearing Ireland

ISBN: 9781781175156
€13.99 €13.49

Cork photographer John Hall has travelled to traditional horse fairs, steam rallies, religious ceremonies, fleadhs and festivals around Ireland to capture wonderful, candid, black-and-white photographs of people engaged in traditional activities and pastimes in a manner little changed since the 1950s ,1960s and 1970s.  Fair Faces: Images from a Disappearing Ireland shows that the traditional ways have not yet vanished. It is a valuable photographic record of a uniquely Irish way of life that is rapidly being swallowed up by the trappings of modern living, and will soon be lost to future generations. This book awakens nostalgia, records what it means to be uniquely Irish and captures our cultures and traditions.

Beautifully captured in the style of street photography the book celebrates the diversity of the people you will find at Ireland’s most recognised fairs and festivals including Puck Fair, Innishannon Steam & Vintage Rally, Cork Jazz Festival and the Fleadh Cheoil.  His subjects, young and old, are carrying on the traditions of their fathers and their grandfathers before them.

Fair Faces: Images from a Disappearing Ireland is a truly remarkable collection of unique pictures, which have never been published before. Readers may even find themselves, friends, or relatives captured within its pages.

  • Fair Faces: Images from a Disappearing Ireland