Above: Mobula rays migrating along the coast of Baja, California by Fillipo Borghi; a BSA M20 motorbike in the WW2 wreck of the SS Thistlegorm in the Red Sea off Egypt (Anders Nyberg); two male tompots face off over mating rights (Henley Spiers); a ‘spy hopping’ humpback whale and a sea otter off Shetland by Greg Lecoeur
Taken in the studio he created in the back room of his pub in his home town of Macroom, County Cork, Dennis Dinneen’s portraits, which he worked on from the 50s to the 70s, add up to a detailed and affecting picture of an entire community.
Dennis Dinneen is at Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, until May 27.
Above:Beyond Dreams, Sibillini Mountains National Park, Italy by Francesco Russo; Jacks at Cabo Pulmo, Mexico by Christian Vizl; Diamond Dust by Masayasu Sakuma; Lady in Red, Montenegro by Placido Faranda; Moody: Mount Fuji by Ann Ric; NYC Light II by Lars Sivars; Silkie shark at Roca Partida by Christian Vizi and Walking on Water, the Solomon Islands by Pier Mane.
A look at some iconic reggae album covers, photographed in their original locations around London over four decades later, for Covers, an anthology of classic sleeves and the Thames-side surroundings that informed them, by photographer Alex Bartsch.
Writes Erin MacLeod in Pitchfork:
“London must be, outside of Jamaica, the place that is most richly influenced by Jamaican people living there,” says Al Newman (AKA Al Fingers) of One Love Books, the publisher behind Covers and a number of evocative books related to reggae. “I grew up in London and I grew up with Jamaican culture. But it is also kind of an unknown history to many people in the UK.”
The book has successfully completed Kickstarter funding, but is still available for pre-order here.
2016 was just the second year I had been to the Ballinasloe Horse Fair. I only travel down for Saturday’s activities. The photographic draw of both characters and animals is magnetic.
Last year a couple of online papers slated the photographs and some even accused me of supporting animal cruelty. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Whether it’s a horse fair or a dilapidated building, I find both photographically fascinating and exciting. I record the event and allow the viewer to make up their own mind. I’m a commercial photographer but shoot such personal projects like this for my own pleasure and for no financial reward.
I also enjoy speaking to those who attend and listening to how they manage their daily lives within a culture so far removed from mine. I don’t necessarily agree with some of their traits but I respect them. One also has to remember that the traveller community only represent a part of this huge community. Most punters are genuine equine lovers both buying and selling.
One farmer from Roscommon (who I also met last year) stood in the green for 5 days with 3 horses and sold nothing. He said that sales were way down this year and blamed it on Brexit and the “pound sterling”. It’s a hard old life but they’ll all be back again next year.