Irish ‘traveller’ girls stun in photo shoot
Young Irish traveller girls have been pictured smoking candy cigarettes while others glam-up in a series of striking images showing life on the road with Irish travellers.
The incredible black-and-white photographs were taken by American photographer Jamie Johnson in Ireland.
Johnson has published the images in his new book, Growing Up Travelling: The Inside World Of Irish Traveller Children.
The photographs were taken in Galway, Limerick, Cork and Tipperary, Ireland.
An extract from the book reads: "Travellers are members of a historically nomadic and non-literate ethnic minority that has existed on Ireland's margins for centuries.
"As a result of decades of pressure from the Irish authorities, travellers today tend to live in houses in Irish towns and cities.
"Though some still 'halt' (settle seasonally, either legally or illegally) in caravans or other mobile structures for some or most of the year in both serviced and unserviced sites on the urban periphery."
This article originally appeared on The Sun and has been republished with permission
Originally published as Irish 'traveller' girls stun in photo shoot