School photography for publications; childrens’ first days at school.
The summer comes to an end, the children go back to school and I’ve been doing a very exciting job this week! Teachers have been kind to invite me into their classroom to document the first days at school of the junior infants. The Inishowen Independent is publishing these photos in the space of 2 or 3 weeks because all the schools in Inishowen will be covered.
It’s been a real treat to photograph these delightful youngsters. Some are shy, some curious and others full of beans. The sizes of the groups vary a lot. For example, there is one school with 2 junior infants and the school right next door to it has 4 classes with around 24 junior infants each. The trick is to engage them. The teachers have been really helpful and accomodating, which made the job even more enjoyable.
It has also been nice to re-visit all these schools again in September. Last year around this time I went around the schools with the Sam Maguire cup to take photograps For the Inishowen Independent. This was when the Donegal Gaelic football team won the all-ireland championship. I’ve never seen a bigger celebration in Inishowen than that! Going to all the schools again reminded me how I loved and felt privileged to join Sam on it’s tour around Inishowen schools. I also found some of my photographs here and there;