Christopher Moriarty was born in Dublin in 1936 and studied Natural Science at Dublin University. His profession as an inspector of fisheries for the Irish government led to extensive travel throughout Ireland, giving him the opportunity of getting to know the country and its people first-hand. For the past twenty-five years he has contributed a regular column entitled Byways Rather Than Highways to the country’s leading tourist magazine Ireland of the Welcomes. His many books include Down the Dodder, an intimate study of the Dublin River and On Dublin’s Doorstep, a collection of his essays and photographs on the heritage and environment of the surroundings of Ireland’s capital city.
Antonio Attini was born in Turin in 1960 and has produced numerous photo reports in Europe, Africa, Asia, and America, which have been published by the world’s leading travel magazines. His photographs appear in the “Countries of the World” and “Places In History” series. Attini has been a member of the Kodak Gold Circle since 1994. In recent years he has specialized in aerial photography, shooting features from the skies of America, Africa, and Europe.