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Faith

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Jackie Nickerson's Faith is a compelling portrayal of a hidden world, the Catholic religious orders of Ireland. Her combination of gentle portraits and simple documentation of daily rituals and communal devotion suggest an austere existence grounded in optimism, strength and contentment. The simplicity of Nickerson's images invokes the muted and restrained palette of Fra Angelico, bringing an often beatific air to her tranquil subjects. Whilst never suggesting that she is able to divine or represent the veiled ...
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Overview

Jackie Nickerson's Faith is a compelling portrayal of a hidden world, the Catholic religious orders of Ireland. Her combination of gentle portraits and simple documentation of daily rituals and communal devotion suggest an austere existence grounded in optimism, strength and contentment. The simplicity of Nickerson's images invokes the muted and restrained palette of Fra Angelico, bringing an often beatific air to her tranquil subjects. Whilst never suggesting that she is able to divine or represent the veiled mysteries of faith, Nickerson does manage to honestly present a vocational life riven by clarity of purpose and personal courage.
Jackie Nickerson has lived and worked in Paris, Tokyo, London and New York, and currently lives in rural Ireland. She has an international reputation for photographing people and their environments. In 2002, she published Farm, a book of portraits of farm workers taken across southern Africa. Her work is represented in many important collections, such as the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Santa Monica Museum.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783865214843
  • Publisher: Steidl Mack
  • Publication date: 11/21/2008
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jackie Nickerson, who has lived and worked in London and New York, is known for her evocative photographs of people and their environments. In 2002, Jonathan Cape published Farm, a collection of portraits of South African farm workers, and her on-going series, Faith will be published by SteidlMack in 2007. Nickerson has been short-listed for the John Kobel prize and nominated for the prestigious Becks Futures Award, and her work is represented in collections such as the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Santa Monica Museum. She is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery in New York.
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