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Diaspora

ORIGINAL PRINT - Limited Edition of 12 Crafted Prints (Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth 305gsm with pigment ink) This fine art print meets museum longevity requirements and is carefully hand crafted. Prior to dispatch the print is hand signed and individually numbered. A certificate of authenticity is supplied.

Print Size: 20” x 14.5”

This Photograph is from a landscape along the Atlantic Coast along the west of Ireland in County Mayo. The region has been several diasporas ranging from political to famine induced and in the 20th century more economic based diasporas based on push and pull factors.

A diaspora (from Greek διασπορά, "scattering, dispersion")] is a scattered population whose origin lies within a smaller geographic locale. Diaspora can also refer to the movement of the population from its original homeland. Diaspora has come to refer particularly to historical mass dispersions of an involuntary nature, such as the expulsion of Jews from Judea and the fleeing of Greeks after the fall of Constantinople. Other examples are the African Trans-Atlantic slave trade, the southern Chinese or Hindus of South Asia during the coolie trade, the Irish during and after the Irish Famine, the Palestinian diaspora, and the Jewish exodus from Arab and Muslim countries in the 20th century, the exile and deportation of Circassians, and the emigration of Anglo-Saxon warriors and their families after the Norman Conquest of England, many of whom found employment in Constantinople and bolstered the elite bodyguard of the emperor, the Varangian Guard.
Recently, scholars have distinguished between different kinds of diaspora, based on its causes such as imperialism, trade or labour migrations, or by the kind of social coherence within the diaspora community and its ties to the ancestral lands. Some diaspora communities maintain strong political ties with their homeland. Other qualities that may be typical of many diasporas are thoughts of return, relationships with other communities in the diaspora, and lack of full integration into the host country.
A specific 19th-century example is the Irish diaspora, beginning in the mid-19th century and brought about by An Gorta Mór or "the Great Hunger" of the Irish Famine. An estimated 45% to 85% of Ireland's population emigrated to areas including Britain, the United States of America, Canada, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand. The size of the Irish diaspora is demonstrated by the number of people around the world who claim Irish ancestry; some sources put the figure at 80 to 100 million.

Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth 305gsm is made of 100% Cotton. This paper is extremely age resistant and has an ultra-smooth surface texture. Its premium inkjet coating allows for a large colour gamut and brilliant contrasts. The smooth surface makes it ideal for fine art photography, art reproduction and digital art in colour and black-and-white.

This fine art print will meet museum longevity requirements and has a unique extra contrasty surface with a sensual feel. The print has a total of twelve different inks, ensuring that even the minutest details are visible, and the colours appear freshly printed even after 100 years. This art paper base offers a unique "touch and feel" experience - the Hahnemuhle typical 4th dimension.

It is the artist's preference to use traditional negative film and mechanical cameras. The film is hand developed and scanned by the artist, prior to creating the art work.
Photographic based artist Jonathan Talks produces original artwork from his Nottingham studio.

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Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth 305gsm with pigment ink

Diaspora (2017)

$94.92

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