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Irish Photographer Seamus Murphy 

 

 

The Alliance looks forward to welcoming Seamus Murphy to Washington when he is in town in April to accept the Liberty Media Award.  

Seamus began photographing Afghanistan in 1994, and his new book A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan, is a classic on the rise of the Taliban and the impact of U.S. invasion. For two decades, he has worked extensively in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America and most recently America on an ongoing project during what he calls “a nervous and auspicious time.” His accolades include six World Press Photo Awards.

Click here to purchase his book: http://bit.ly/pKnaDu

Seeing his book and exhibition prompted musician P.J. Harvey to approach Murphy to make a series of films to accompany her album, Let England Shake.

To read about his work with P.J. Harvey: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jan/17/pj-harvey-words-maketh-murder

To watch an interview with Seamus:  http://www.viistories.com/the-knowledge/poetry-in-motion.aspx

To see some of his photography:  http://www.seamusmurphy.com