Stories

Selection of the finest documentary works from Uspecto photographers.

The End of Nomadism. Irish Travellers in England

April 8th 2013

This body of work documents a vanishing lifestyle on British Isles: The culture of the Irish Travellers, nomadic people who originated in Ireland, but mainly live in England now. The last resort of their way of life in England are the horse fairs, specially the two most important ones: Stow-on-the-Wold and Appleby. International attention and […]

Posted by Sebastian Hesse

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Matses

Matses

February 25th 2013

These pictures depict every day life of a tribe called Matses. The Indian Matses community lives in the Amazon Jungle near the rivers Yavari, Chobayacu and Galvez which flow through Peru and Brazil. The Matses’ dialect comes from the Pano languages, however many members of the tribe speak Spanish or Portuguese. The Matses people are […]

Posted by Krzysztof Maniocha

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1. Aicha, student, hopes for job after graduation

Lebess… Young Generation in Post – Revolution Tunisia

November 21st 2012

Dramatic and deep changes which have rolled through Tunisia after 2011’s revolution overturned the political, social and economic life in the country. How did the young generation find themselves in a new situation? Hopes are mixed with disappointments. While most of the young women and men are optimistic, a few pessimistic voices can be heard […]

Posted by Tomasz Szustek

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Myanmar

Myanmar. Beauty Beyond the Suffering

September 28th 2012

Myanmar(former Burma), a country that was expected to have developed rapidly after gaining independence from Britain in 1948, but the military seized an opportunity cementing a grip on power, producing one of the most repressive, brutal regimes in modern history and for more than twenty five years it’s borders sealed and its people isolated. Yangon. […]

Posted by Norma Manly

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Jarlath, Co. Sligo

Portrait of the Pilgrim 2012, Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo, Ireland

August 9th 2012

For the third consecutive year Uspecto photographers climbed together with thousands of pilgrims the holy mountain of Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo in Ireland. According to the legend, it was on the summit of the mountain that Saint Patrick fasted for forty days in 441 AD. Then, when descending he threw a silver bell down the […]

Posted by Tomasz Bereska

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Iascairi

Iascairi

June 7th 2012

‘Iascairí’ means fishermen in Irish. These men are tough and very hard working. Much of the time they sleep only an hour or two in their 24 hours work marathons. Today’s law in Ireland for catching fish is different from many years ago. For various reasons (European Union laws) Ireland has given some rights to […]

Posted by Krzysztof Maniocha

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Growing old from home

Growing old from home

May 31st 2012

Growing old from home explores the issue of emigration through photography, an issue so relevant in contemporary Ireland. It follows the lives of the aging Irish Community in New York City, bringing alive their intense love and pride for their place of birth. My objective is to encourage new/renewed connections to be made and re-established […]

Posted by Norma Manly

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Semana Santa- Holy Week in Braga, Portugal

April 15th 2012

Celebrations of the Holy Week (Semana Santa) in Braga, north Portugal have a long tradition rooted in medieval times. Among many events the most famous is Ecce Homo Procession. Organized by the Brotherhood of the Misericordia, re-enacts the trial of Jesus. Procession is lead by a group of barefooted, hooded “farricocos”- representing the guards who […]

Posted by Tomasz Szustek

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Ireland in the Time of Recession

February 22nd 2012

The recession has a great impact on economic, political and  social life of Ireland. Unemployment, financial instability, government spending cuts, emigration are among of many issues which dominate media and private talks. Number of demonstrations rolled across Dublin streets in recent years. A few of them turned to be quite violent. The protesters and members […]

Posted by Tomasz Szustek

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Catch a Hare

Catch a Hare

October 19th 2011

Greyhound Racing, Harold’s Cross, Dublin.
Tomasz Bereska

Posted by Tomasz Bereska

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