Thursday, 21 June 2012

Kieran Doherty: Solstice (Druids & Pagans!)

Photo © Kieran Doherty-All Rights Reserved


I really should've posted this yesterday...

Kieran Doherty thought of me as he finished his new gallery Solstice, whose photographs he thought would be suitable for The Travel Photographer blog. He was right...they are.

He has been covering the druids and revelers at Stonehenge during the summer and winter solstices over the past 10 years, and this gallery consists of 31 large sized color photographs of the scenes in that famed site.

Stonehenge is an ancient pre-historic site, and its well known stone monument is believed to have been constructed anywhere from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. It has been a place of worship and celebration at the time of Summer Solstice since time immemorial. In summer, pagans and druids make it a ritual to witness the sunrise on the longest day of the year at the prehistoric site marking the event with unusual rituals and religious ceremonies.

Kieran Doherty is a photojournalist whose career started with the Reuters News Pictures service in London. He remained with Reuters 15 years until resigning his position to undertake commissions in 2008. His photography has taken him to almost every part the world and his work has appeared in all the major international journals and magazines including Time, Newsweek, Der Spiegel, Stern, National Geographic, The New York Times and The Sunday Times magazine.