Photographer Barry McCall, known for his work in the fashion world, has done something really magical.

Rather than publishing a retrospective of his photographs over the past 20 years in fashion and portraiture and raking in the proceeds that such a book might yield, he has instead created a lush coffee-table book and is turning over all revenue to the the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC). How cool is that?

“This book is a selection of some of my favourite shots from the past twenty years as a photographer” said Barry, “and I am thrilled that the images, which have been such a joy for me to capture, will now also be benefiting such a worthy charity.”

The book was released on October 9 with much fanfare and a book signing at Brown Thomas in Ireland.

As you might guess, it seems there are several pictures of Gabriel Byrne included in the book. A definite incentive for Byrneholics, of course!

We hope to provide you with some of Barry’s thoughts on this project, so stay tuned.

Congratulations, Barry, on the past 20 and here’s looking forward to the next 20!

Must. Buy. Book…


  1. It is a very nice thing to do, what Barry McCall does here, to use his art to help abused children. I will buy the book, admire his photo art, and think about that not all the children in the world are happy children. But to help some children is better than to help no children. And every child on this earth deserves love and a good home.

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