How Luis Alberto Rodriguez ended up photographing the communities of Ireland’s County Wexford

American-Dominican artist Luis Alberto Rodriguez pays tribute to the physicality of hurling in his latest book, People of the Mud.

13 November 2020


Rounding up October’s Nicer Tuesdays was photographer Luis Alberto Rodriguez, a Berlin-based photographer primarily working in portraiture. What sets Luis apart from other photographers is his particular attention to detail when it comes to capturing movement. This can be attributed to his background in dance and choreography, which is how he first became interested in the art of photography, as he revealed in his Nicer Tuesdays Online talk.

In a Q&A with It’s Nice That’s editor-in-chief Matt Alagiah, Luis took the audience through his striking body of work, People of the Mud. Recently published in a book by Loose Joints, the photographer unveiled what led him to the community in County Wexford in the first place, and shared several stories along the way detailing the people he met and the things he learned. Touching on the “intimacy and trust” between the hurling players, which he captured through photography, Luis also discussed how his work has developed from his beginnings as a self-trained photographer.

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