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Alen MacWeeney, Photographer, Author, “Irish Travelers, Tinkers No More” (New England College Press, 2007)

November 29, 2007 @ 6:00 pm

Alen MacWeeney was born in Dublin in 1939 and came to the U.S. at age 21 to become assistant to the renowned photographer Richard Avedon. He soon established himself as a contributor to such publications as The New Yorker, Life, Esquire, and The New York Times Magazine. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the George Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y. McWeeney has produced seven books, among them Bloomsbury Reflections, Irish Stone Walls, and Fabled Landscapes. He co-directed a feature-length documentary, “Travelers”, based on his book, which was broadcast by RTE and the BBC. Mr. MacWeeney will discuss his new book, Irish Travelers (2007, New England College Press), and show his 40-minute documentary. Copies of his book will be available for signature.


November 29, 2007
6:00 pm
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