The Irish



The Irish The first Irish photographs date from 1840 In the century that followed, Ireland was to know tragedy and triumph, bitter struggle and agonized compromise Much of that experience, now remote, is brought to life here in images so powerful that they remind one of the miracle that photography once seemed Ireland in 1840 was a subject nation Its predominantly Catholic, Gaelic speaking people were ruled from Westminster by a parliament that was largely Protestant, British, and drawn from a narrow land owning elite In the 1840s, photography in Ireland was the genteel hobby of the leisured Anglo Irish landed class The well to do subjects of the daguerrotype portraits of the 1840s peer with bemused expressions toward the mysterious contraption in front of them It is a shock to realize that many such images were taken as the Irish starved between 1846 and 1851, over a million poor people died in the Great Famine, while an even greater number emigrated In the following decades, Irish political life was dominated by the struggle for land rights, for Home Rule, and finally for independence As that story unfolds in this enthralling visual history, we encounter inspirational leaders and impatient rebels, and their campaigns of persuasion and violence We see too the injustices that inspired them, above all the mass eviction of destitute peasants from their homes and lands And we see how the march of Irish nationalism was thwarted not only by British resistance but also by militant Unionismthe equally passionate desire of Ulster Protestants to remain part of the United Kingdom Yet these images do than tell a gripping political story They give an insight into a people, a landscape, and a lost way of life They capture the hard labor of rural survival cutting peat for fuel, gathering seaweed, fishing, and tilling the soil, against the magnificence of the often harsh Irish landscape And they show the grandeur, elegance, and complacency of life in the Big House, home and symbol of the doomed Anglo Irish elite 271 photographs in color and duotone. Read The Irish author Sean Sexton – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • The Irish
  • Sean Sexton
  • English
  • 21 May 2018
  • 0500510970

10 thoughts on “The Irish

  1. Robert says:

    The history is good, if scattershot, but the captions are lean and cursory, since every one is burdened with information on obscure photo processes and meaningless credits that would have been better collected in a separate index than cluttering up every page.

  2. Maggie says:

    I had high hopes for this coffee table book, which consisted mainly of photographs of Ireland from the period of 1840 1940 The photo on the cover is really interesting, and so I thought the rest would be equally captivating, but I was wrong There were lots of photos of someone with a horse and cart shrug There were lots of photos of derailed trains Eh There were lots of group photos of military regiments Yawn Overall, most of the photographs selected for this book were very impersonal I had high hopes for this coffee table book, which consisted mainly of photographs of Ireland from the period of 1840 1940 The photo on the cover is really interesting, and so I thought the rest would be equally captivating, but I was wrong There were lots of photos of someone with a horse and cart shrug There were lots of photos of derailed trains Eh There were lots of group photos of military regiments Yawn Overall, most of the photographs selected for this book were very impersonal and generic There were few, if any, stories behind the photos I had a difficult time connecting with t...

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