A Portrait of Connemara is a photographic exploration of one of Ireland’s most beautiful regions. Years in the making, it renews and redefines the magic of this much-loved area, channeling the excitement and passion of the photographer for the beguiling and unique landscape he calls home.
Getting to the heart of Connemara’s landscape and its human component, this portfolio of work includes breathtaking views of the Sky Road in Clifden, Kylemore Abbey and Roundstone Bay, as well as intimate shots of country house interiors ad portraits of some of the people who inhabit this rich and varied landscape. The quirky, the curious, and the unknown of Connemara are also captured, unveiling a new dimension to a land we all thought we knew.
About the Author
Mark Joyce is a native of Connemara and has a varied background in the arts. He studied in Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design and worked for a number of years in the film industry in Ireland. Mark has worked with some leading Irish craft companies as a designer as well as producing posters for numerous festivals. Mark specialises in landscape and portrait photography. For many years mark has sold his limited edition prints in galleries around Connemara and for the first time these are now available in book form. A Portrait of Connemara is his first book to be published by Currach Press.
Over the years Mark has used photography as a visual diary recording the people and places of his home landscape.
Interview in Connacht Tribune (2015)