Emigration has been a constant in Ireland since the Famine. Those left behind suffered hardship and isolation and passed away, their homes monuments to a bygone age. Visiting these unoccupied houses, it seemed the last activity was waking the dead and closing the door. Looking at such scenes awoke ghosts from David's past. Memories flooded back, prompted by dusty newspapers or mouldy framed images, wallpapers or a valve radio. The houses acquire new life in these hauntingly evocative photographs - the rich colors within the houses in contrast with the poverty of the last occupants. ""While Creedon's rich photographs provide an excellent record of Irish rural life, his work constantly reminds us of the sadness of a nation of people who left so much behind.""-Publishers Weekly ""The photography is absolutely gorgeous and will haunt readers for days. . . . In faded jewel tones, Creedon captures the melancholy of abandonment and neglect and evokes nostalgia for simpler times in Irish society.""-Library Journal
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Published February 10, 2012
by Collins Pr.
History, Arts & Photography, Travel.