A Journey to Ireland: The Power of Portraiture


Magic Images Workshop



  A Journey to Ireland: The Power of Portraiture

  with Craig Barber

  September 7-14, 2019




There is much magic in Ireland. The history, legends, light, and scenery are all amazing. However, the people may be the country's best experience. We will meet and photograph artists and craftspeople, farmers and fishermen, storytellers, musicians and historians as we travel through Connemara, Aran Island and County Clare. Workshop leader, Craig Barber, will help guide your exploration of the visual wealth Ireland has to offer. This will be an opportunity to hone your photographic skills in landscape and environmental portraiture. Overcome your doubts about making expressive pictures of people. Adapt your approach to circumstances and planned opportunity. Learn how light, framing, and vantage point can impact your work. Throughout the workshop we will share and discuss each other’s work. By the end of this Irish journey your understanding of this place and your trove of new images will be increased.


All levels of photography expertise are welcome. Select the camera of your choice. We ask only that you are open to new experiences.


Craig Barber has been photographing for over 40 years and teaching for over 25 years through workshops, classes, lectures and artist-in-residence experiences throughout the U.S., Latin America and Europe. He specializes in using antiquarian processes while documenting cultures in transition and fading from memory. Having exhibited extensively, his work can be found in museum and gallery collections in the U.S. & Europe. His book, Ghosts in the Landscape: Vietnam Revisited was published in 2006. His current project, Working the Land, is a series of tintype portraits honoring the commitment of farmers, hunters, woodsmen, gardeners & forages, in their working environments. www.CraigBarber.com/working-the-land/


Patricia Delker's traditional silver gelatin prints, plastic camera, and alternative process images have been exhibited in one person, juried and group exhibits throughout the United States. Her series, "And Still There Are Secrets" was exhibited in Co. Clare, Ireland in 2016. Her work has also been published in B&W Magazine, Lightleaks, and SHOTS. As Magic Images Workshops she has organized many Ireland trips for photographers, most notably to the Aran Islands and west coast of Ireland. On her own, she is a frequent visitor to Ireland, a place which she maintains has claimed her heart.    


Cost: $2,225.  Includes instruction, all accommodations during workshop, 5 dinners, all breakfasts, ground/ferry transportation, costs for speakers/models/entrance fees.  Does not include air travel to Shannon Ireland, travel insurance, lunches, some evening meals and personal extras. Terms: $750 per person deposit due at time of registration.  The final balance is due 45 days prior to departure.   


The workshop is limited to 9 participants. For complete terms, tentative itinerary and registration, contact Magic Images  at pcurtindelker@gmail.com.