Susan Wood's Ireland

ISBN-13:
9781843517450

This full-colour kaleidoscope of over 150 photographs by one of North America's leading photographers evokes a pre-Celtic Tiger Ireland, recording a world on the cusp of radical change: a time-capsule of personalities and landscapes, professions and activities, caught in the amber of the camera's eye.
This full-colour kaleidoscope of over 150 photographs by one of North America's leading photographers evokes a pre-Celtic Tiger Ireland, recording a world on the cusp of radical change: a time-capsule of personalities and landscapes, professions and activities, caught in the amber of the camera's eye. Beginning with an Irish assignment from British Vogue in 1969, Woods' interest deepened with marriages to two Irish husbands, and she developed an abiding love for the people and places documented in subsequent decades. This Valentine to Ireland is now gathered into one resonant volume of images and visual epiphanies. The work ranges across the Irish countryside. Departing from Dublin and Wicklow, it extends to Roscommon and the Shannon estuary, recording street scenes, Travellers, the hunt, cattle marts and pub, cottage and country-house interiors. Six of the eight photo-essays focus on leading personalities: Garech Brown of Luggala, founder of Claddagh Records; the late Desmond FitzGerald, last knight of Glin; Marina Guinness, chatelaine; the late J.P. Donleavy, novelist, at home in County Westmeath; Hector McDonnell, artist, at home in Glenarm; and Tim Pat Coogan, historian.
Susan Wood graduated from New York public schools and Yale and began working with fashion and food photography. She worked on assignments for Vogue, New York Magazine, Newsweek, Vanity Fair and Look over the course of her career, and worked, most notably, on the film-sets of Easy Rider, Modesty Blaise and A High Wind in Jamaica. Mademoiselle named her as one of their 10 Women of the Year in 1961. Celebrity portraits of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Betty Friedan, Norman Mailer, Joseph Heller, Gl


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