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Gold 2021 Book / Documentary

Growing Up Travelling

  • Photographer
    Jamie Johnson
  • Agency / Studio
    Kehrer Verlag
  • Prize
    Gold in Book / Documentary

Growing up Traveling is a collection of images of the truths and lives of the Irish Traveller children growing up in the caravans on the sides of the road throughout Ireland, with words from the children themselves, who long to be understood, and just treated as humans. I aim to have this book show these beautiful children how they are and who they are and to open up their world for better understand that a child is a child and should be loved and respected for who they are.

Jamies' passion for faces of the next generation has been a lifelong focus. She has traveled the world capturing images of children and childhood around the globe. From Laos to Cuba, from the Amazon to Mongolia and around the world and back, she has found a universality in the world of children and her passion grows stronger with each new adventure. The lifestyles, cultures and traditions of growing up around the world are closely examined in her photos and each connection she makes with her young new subjects creates lifelong friendships.