Irish Book Awards

Supported by

Post
  • writing.ie
  • Odgers Berndtson
  • Ireland AM
  • Cross Pens
  • National Book Awards
  • thejournal.ie
  • Business Post
  • Eason
  • Specsavers
  • Listowel Writers’ Week
  • Avoca
  • Dept 51 @ Eason
  • RTÉ Offical Media Partner
  • Bookselling Ireland
  • Irish Independent
  • Sunday Independent

Photography by Walter Pfeiffer

Walter Pfeiffer was one of Ireland’s foremost photographers.  While in his early twenties, he first visited Ireland, travelling from his native Cologne in Germany.  In that summer of 1964, he spent three weeks on the Aran Islands. That experience made an irreversible impact, so much so that he returned the following year and has since made his home in Ireland. The unspoilt landscape, the ever-changing light, the sense of personal freedom and a spiritual connection to the people and the place continues.

Photographic concepts developed by Walter include the hugely popular series of Irish posters. Doorways of Ireland, Irish Writers Irish Cottages, and Irish Dressers are amongst those to be seen in virtually every Irish public premises. They were also a big hit internationally and the idea has since been copied worldwide.

Walter has created two highly regarded landscape photography books: Wicklow: A Personal View (2000) and Connemara & Beyond (2005).  His photographs have appeared in numerous books and publications including In the Houses of Ireland (Thames Hudson/Stuart Tabori Chang, Abrams 1988); In an Irish Garden; Irland un art de vivre (Flammarion 1986); Irish Cottages (London Weidenfield & Nicolson 1990) and Celebrating Irish Salmon (Artisan House 2013)

Publisher: Artisan House

Award-winning Artisan House is based in Letterfrack, Connemara, Ireland.

Established in 2013 Artisan House create beautifully illustrated high-quality books and bespoke publications on a richly diverse range of subjects including food and lifestyle, photography and the visual arts, music and poetry.

Directors:   Creative  Vincent Murphy   Editorial  Mary Ruddy

Nominated for

Our website uses cookies and thereby collects information about your visit to improve our website (by analyzing), show you Social Media content and relevant advertisements. Please see our cookies page for furher details or agree by clicking the 'Accept' button.

Cookie settings

Below you can choose which kind of cookies you allow on this website. Click on the "Save cookie settings" button to apply your choice.

FunctionalOur website uses functional cookies. These cookies are necessary to let our website work.

AnalyticalOur website uses analytical cookies to make it possible to analyze our website and optimize for the purpose of a.o. the usability.

Social mediaOur website places social media cookies to show you 3rd party content like YouTube and FaceBook. These cookies may track your personal data.

AdvertisingOur website places advertising cookies to show you 3rd party advertisements based on your interests. These cookies may track your personal data.

OtherOur website places 3rd party cookies from other 3rd party services which aren't Analytical, Social media or Advertising.