ccc'Jackie Nickerson’s Faith is a compelling portrayal of a hidden world, the Catholic religious orders of Ireland. Her combination of gentle portraits and simple documentation of daily rituals and communal devotion suggest an austere existence grounded in optimism, strength and contentment.The simplicity of Nickerson’s images invokes the muted and restrained palette of Fra Angelico, bringing an often beatific air to her tranquil subjects. Whilst never suggesting that she is able to divine or represent the veiled mysteries of faith, Nickerson does manage to honestly present a vocational life rife with clarity of purpose and personal courage.'

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Faith with be published by SteidlMack in the autumn of 2007. For more information, please visit:


JACKIE NICKERSON first came to prominence as a fashion photographer in the 1990s, working in Milan, Paris and New York where her work was featured in Elle, Marie Claire, Wallpaper, German Vogue, Arena, and other publications. For the past 10 years, Nickerson has been working on her own projects as well as photojournalism assignments for publications such as the New York Times Magazine.  Currently, she lives in rural Ireland, and has developed an international reputation for photographing people and their environments. In 2002, she published Farm (Jonathan Cape, 2002), a book of portraits of farm workers taken across southern Africa. Her work is represented in many important collections, such as the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Santa Monica Museum.

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"Faith", by Jackie Nickerson
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