People of the Road

People of the Road Living along country lanes in tents and barrel top wagons, Travellers or Tinkers, as they often are called have for centuries been a people apart from Irish society It was in County Kerry at Puck Fair that photographer Mathias Oppersdorff first encountered them twenty eight years ago His photographs often stark and disturbing, yet always humane offer a profound look at people at the crossroads of their existence.Although the Travellers themselves now concede that education and settling down are important factors for a good future, the pull of tradition is strong many Travellers miss the open road and are ill at ease leaving a life that, for centuries, has been uniquely theirs.Oppersdorff s photographs take us through what has been the most turbulent time for the Travellers Although in years past they were defined by their nomadism and treated as outcasts, recently many have chosen to live in housing projects and trailer parks, partially due to government sponsored subsidies As a result, traditional roadside tent camps are a thing of the past.The photographer states that the themes revolving around the human condition are his forte People of the Road is a stellar example of his subtle understanding of the resilience of humankind When some of his earlier photographs of the Travellers first appeared in a one man show in New York City, A.D Coleman wrote in The New York Times, Oppersdorff is an honest and gutty photographer with much to say. New Download [ People of the Road ] Author [ Mathias T. Oppersdorff ] –

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  • Hardcover
  • 63 pages
  • People of the Road
  • Mathias T. Oppersdorff
  • English
  • 16 March 2017
  • 0815604769

10 thoughts on “People of the Road

  1. Yasi says:

    I can barely get any information on Irish Travelling people, but this visual guide to the nomadic culture has spoken plainly without too many unnecessary words Images of these wandering souls are taken masterfully but not impolitely These ph...

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