Ireland: Photos by Danielle Nelson Mourning
Self-portraits in period costumes and landscape photos taken in Donegal, Ireland.
I feel an affinity with this country because it is where my ancestors are from. There was no question about it when I met the people and drove around the country. I felt like I had found a part of myself which had always been missing. So, I made a project for two months on the rugged coast of Donegal about the potato famine and the period when my family emigrated to America. I am not a writer so I will end this shortly but I will say, spending time in Ireland was like living inside the best novel I had ever read….the music, the landscape and most importantly, the people made me feel like I was finally home.