Edge of Light
Photography by Sean Cannon
With a foreword by John F. Deane
This large book (35cm x 28.8cm / 12in x 11.5in) contains 43 colour and black/white images of Achill taken by Sean Cannon.
The wild landscape of Achill Island has always been an inspiration for artists from every genre. Sean Cannon’s photographic journey with Achill began as a young boy travelling with his mother and father from County Monaghan to visit his grandfather in the west of Ireland. Walking Keem Bay and Keel Beach with his family opened his photographic eye to the western light. Back in Monaghan his amateur interests grew and after many summers visiting Achill, in 1989 Sean and Margaret Cannon established the Western Light Art Gallery.
Across the arc of his photographic life Sean Cannon brings you Achill Island in its many moods through this intimate collection of images specially chosen to celebrate 30 years of photography exhibited in the Western Light Art Gallery. With a mixture of images in both black and white and colour, this selection includes some of his most lived and celebrated images, illustrating the fragile beauty of the photographer’s island home.