When photographer Bo Scheeringa first set foot on Irish soil in 2013, she immediately felt at home. The connection to Ireland was fueled by the solitude of Ireland's peat bogs, the beauty of its wild coasts and the Irish themselves - who are praised for their friendliness. Many rural Irish still cut peat for fuel. During one of Bo's walks, she met a family loading peat onto a trailer. She asked if she could take a picture and they willingly stopped to pose. This photo was the start of her photo project. In 2019, Bo went back for a whole year to make photos of the peat cutting process. Peat tells the story of the importance and beauty of Irish peat bogs and the transience of the country's ancient peat cutting traditions.
title Peat
client Komma, No Ordinary Publisher
publisher Komma, No Ordinary Publisher
author Bo Scheeringa
photography Bo Scheeringa
text Bo Scheeringa
book design Wout de Vringer
font Janson Text
size 305 x 245 mm
pages 192
printing full colour offset with varnish; green endpapers
cover hardcover; full colour offset
printer Wilco Art Books
published 2021
isbn 978-90-831429-4-4