Joe Sterling, Obair Chrua Inis Mhic Cionnaith 1991

Cafe Royal Books


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. 

Café Royal Books (founded 2005) is an independent publisher based in Southport, England. Originally set up as a way to disseminate art, in multiple, affordably, quickly, and internationally while not relying on 'the gallery'. Café Royal Books publishes artist's books and zines as well as a weekly series of photobook/zines. The photographic publications are part of a long ongoing series, generally working with photographers and their archives, to publish work, which usually falls into 1970–2000 UK documentary / reportage.

Published by Café Royal Books
32 pages
140 x 200 mm

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