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The Travellers

The Travellers

By (author) Birte Kaufmann
By (author) Chris Killip


  • An objective exploration of an often-maligned community that exists on the fringes of society
  • Published by the prestigious German publisher, Verlag Kettler, in their first season as an ACC Publishing Group client
  • Ireland and all things Irish are of perennial interest
Full Description

In Ireland, around 25,000 people still live in temporary settlements in the style of itinerant workers far removed from the amenities of civilization. Moving from place to place without electricity or running water, their livelihood depends on horse breeding and hunting. Even as they keep their own language alive, this minority tries to find its way along the fringes of the settle world.

In 2011 the photographer Birte Kaufmann was permitted to enter this insular world, even, on occasion, to travel and live with them. Her images part reportage, part documentary find the balance between observation and involvement, and between strangeness and the very real.

Comparable titles:

Irish Travellers:Tinkers No More, Alen MacWeeney (ISBN: 980979013003; $60 hc) U. of New England Press (2007). Bookscan ltd: 820.
Irish Travellers: The Unsettle Life, George and Sharon Gmelch (ISBN: 9780253014535; $40 hc) Indiana University Press (2014) Bookscan ltd: 200

Verlag Kettler
8th Nov 2016
USA & Canada
8.21 in x 10.18 in
144 Pages
60 color, b&w
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