2nd PLACE

Courtesy of Jamie Johnson

Jamie Johnson

Jamie johnson has spent her entire career photographing children all over the world. The last 5 years she has focused her eyes on the Irish Traveller that live in caravans on the side of the roads throughout Ireland. Even with their great history they live as outsiders to society and face unbelievable racism growing up. Unlike most children they are unable to refer to a history book to learn about their ancestors, a part of this journey was being able to document an era.It is with an honest heart she hopes to show that these beautiful children who have great hopes and dreams in the face of discrimination. Jamie Johnson's monograph on this work was published September 2020 by Kehrer Verlag, "Growing Up Travelling" .

Growing Up Travelling

My five year project is shedding light on the inside world of the Irish traveller children. Living in poverty in caravans on the side of the roads they are outcasts in society where even the smallest child faces cruel discrimination every day. My life's work is preventing any child from the misunderstood, unwarranted prejudice of society.