|Photographer Margaret McCarthy brings the eye of a poet to her photography. The women of Celtic myth inspire many of her images; light and weather play over her landscapes, expressing the special spirit inhabiting a place.
Her images have garnered clients as diverse as BMG Classics (the Bertelsmann Music Group), Narada World Music, Bristol-Meyers Squibb Co., EMI Distribution and the New York Times Travel Section. She has exhibited her photographs extensively, including the Fogg Art Museum, the Overseas Press Club and The Hudson River Museum, as well as numerous galleries and universities.[see complete list of exhibitions/resume]
McCarthy's photographs are also available through Creative Eye/ MIRA and Peter Arnold Inc. She is a member of ASMP, the American Society of Media Photographers.
"Inspired and indebted to mythology... McCarthy succeeds in creating a sense of 'otherworldiness' in her compositions... The women depicted bear an unusual sensuality, ethereal yet earthy. They are workers of magic and enchantment; they have a Druidic power... mysterious and forbidding, yet sensuous and approachable."
"With the eye of the poet and the clarity of the camera, McCarthy has singled out Ireland's magnificant [landscape]... Her vantage point is challeged by the mobile weather and the intriguing light of the moment. She captures it brilliantly..."
"Many of the photographs have a painterly feeling to them"