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Paul Seawright: Field Notes

An important survey of a significant figure in British contemporary photography, presenting work made in post-war Afghanistan and urban Africa.

In the early 1990s Paul Seawright became famous for documentary works focusing on the conflict in Northern Ireland. His images avoid the reality of violence and conflict: instead, through a forensic photographer’s eye, he shows us the sites long after the acts of brutality that occurred there.

The Missing: Book, Underpass, Rotterdam, 1996, Paul Seawright
The Missing: Book, Underpass, Rotterdam, 1996, Paul Seawright

Paul Seawright was born in Belfast in 1965. He is best known for his early work in his home city, particularly the series Sectarian Murder (1988) in which he photographed the sites of sectarian murders around Belfast and paired the images with newspaper reports. He has also produced series of photographs of post-war Afghanistan (Hidden) and urban Africa (Invisible Cities).

Field Notes was a Fotomuseum Antwerp Touring Exhibition.

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Paul Seawright: Field Notes