You combined honesty and kindness, a child-like ability of wonder, and the wisdom of a great age, and your photos mirror these two extremities of life, childhood and old age, which you have captured like no one else. Attracted by the most vulnerable people, you avoided exoticism and your images, whether shot in China, Ireland, England or France, give the same impression of easy familiarity. The two lassies jumping from the Donegal wall summarize the joy of childhood. Your photo of a grand-mother watching her sleeping grand-daughter in a night train hangs above our bed, as if watching our own sleep.
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