Alain Le Garsmeur is an acclaimed photographer who lives in Portaferry. He has worked for many international publications, including the Sunday Times and Observer magazines. In 1986 he was awarded a World Press Award for his photographs of China. He moved to Northern Ireland in 1990 and has published a number of photographic books, including Yeats: Images of Ireland, Strangford: Portrait of an Irish Lough and Lough Erne. Ian Hill was a former director of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and was author of, and contributor to, numerous travel books about the island of Ireland, including Strangford: Portrait of an Irish Lough and Lough Erne. He worked as a presenter for RTE, UTV and the BBC, and contributed regularly to journals and newspapers in Belfast, Dublin and London.