Honorable Mention TIFA 2021 People / Culture

Mincéirs (A.K.A. Irish Travellers)

  • Photographer
    Joseph-Philippe Bevillard
  • Agency / Studio
    Joseph-philippe Bevillard
  • Technical Info
  • Photo Date
    2019 - 2021

In 2018, after many years with B&W film with a Hasselblad, I started using a digital camera to document the Irish Traveller in colour. In March 2017, Irish Travellers group have been formally recognised as an ethnic group. Today, they are still facing racism, discrimination, hardship by society and high suicide rates. Travellers are very proud of their culture. I want to represent these people through my photographs. My goal is to continue to work with these families as well as other members that I encounter, and perhaps let the settled people have more understanding of their unique culture.