Tamara Eckardt

German

The Children of Carrowbrowne

Childhood is of fundamental importance for everyone. But how does this change when external conditions are more hostile to life? How much earlier do children grow up and how much childhood is lost? In my work I deal with questions around growing up.
As Ireland’s largest minority group Travellers are often ostracized from the Irish society for their nomadic way of life and pushed to the periphery of urban spaces. On the outskirts of Galway situated right next to the city dump is the Carrowbrowne Halting Site, home to eight Traveller families and their children. My project “The Children of Carrowbrowne” offers a glimpse into the environment and daily life of young Traveller children.