Looking Back

The Changing Faces of Ireland

Eric Luke

Irish Times photographer Eric Luke has captured the essence of Irish life over the past forty years, with stunning and thought provoking images of the people of Ireland.
Date Published :
December 2016
Publisher :
The O'Brien Press
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Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781847178657
Pages : 144
Dimensions : 9.85 X 8.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Eric Luke has captured the essence of Irish life over the past forty years, with stunning and thought-provoking images of the people of Ireland for the Irish Press and Irish Times. Whether the subject is a film star or a gaelic football player, a fisherman or an elicit poteen distiller, Luke's talent is in showing a person as they really are.

This collection offers a fascinating insight into day-to-day lifestyle, as well as the cultural and political events, of these years in a country undergoing rapid change. A celebration of the people of Ireland: rural and urban, young and old, famous and unknown.

About The Author

Born in Dalkey, south County Dublin, Eric Luke has always had a passion for photography. He joined the Irish Press Group as a staff photographer in 1973, following a brief stint working in the darkrooms as a photographic printer. Seventeen years later, in 1990, he moved to the Irish Times, covering major news and feature stories both at home and abroad, including two World Cups, five Olympic Games, and assignments in Somalia, Kenya, India, Sydney, Washington and London. However, his main focus lies at home in Ireland, adding to his personal collection of photographs, documenting the many changes in the Irish people and countryside. Eric has won numerous awards, including the World Press Photo News Award and PPAI Photographer of the Year, over a forty-year career in photojournalism.

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