Holy Pictures, Tony Murray

Hi Tone Books


Holy Pictures captures the last vestiges of popular devotional practices once widespread in Ireland. Tony Murray’s vivid images from the late 1970s and early 1980s are a compelling record of an aspect of Irish life that has largely disappeared. By turns poignant and surreal, the photographs depict pilgrims, devotees and true believers against the backdrop of a changing Ireland. An introduction by historian Daithí Ó Corráin and interview by photo historian Orla Fitzpatrick place these important images in context.

Published by Hi Tone Books
Edition of 300
208 pages
263 x 246mm

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