Photography

Exploring empowerment: how a new photography book focuses on the lives of Irish women

Portraits of 54 women feature in the book by Linda Hanlon, a psychotherapist turned photographer

Linda Hanlon: “I've always been fascinated by the concept of personal empowerment.”

Linda Hanlon describes her decision to retire early from her work as a psychotherapist in 2020 as life-changing. It led her to focus on her passion for photography, a passion which has now seen her travel the country to photograph 54 women making an impact in areas as diverse as media, law, poetry and chess.

Their stories and portraits feature in her new book Empower Her, which will be launched in collaboration with the Five ...