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Joe Sterling

By 25th April 2022May 23rd, 2022Individuals, Artists

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For the last quarter of a century Dublin photographer Joe Sterling has been capturing life on Inis Mhic Cionaith (Inchamakinna), a small isolated island off Connemara where the sea and the Irish language remain central to the community.

Joe is a photography lecturer at Sallynoggin College of Further Education.1


  • Obair Chrua Inis Mhic Cionnaith (1991)

    This CRB edition features Joe Sterling’s images of the occupants of Inis Mhic Clonnaith, an incredibly small island off the coast of Galway. In these photos, Sterling preserved the culture of the island, whose younger population had been steadily leaving for a life on the mainland. Sterling shot the residents over a period of 28 years, documenting the a way of life which was evaporating in front of him.

    Published by Café Royal Books
    32 pages
    140 x 200 mm2

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