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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:

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:

To watch an interview with Seamus:

To see some of his photography: