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Seamus Murphy is the recipient of seven World Press Photo awards for work in Afghanistan, Gaza, Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Peru, and Ireland.
He has been exhibited widely and is in the collections of The Getty Museum Los Angeles, Imperial War Museum, Stanford University, FRAC Auvergne, the Incite Project.
He has made films for The New Yorker, Channel 4 Television in the UK, and for musician PJ Harvey.
He is the author of four books: A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan (Saqi Books. 2008) based on 12 trips to the country between 1994 and 2007. I Am The Beggar of the World (Farrar Straus Giroux. 2014) offers a rare glimpse into the lives of Afghan women through anonymous Landay poetry.
Murphy and PJ Harvey collaborated on the book The Hollow of the Hand (Bloomsbury 2015). An exhibition and presentation followed at the Royal Festival Hall, London in 2015 and at Les Recontres d’Arles in France in 2016.
His latest book, The Republic (Allen Lane. 2016), is a personal portrait of Ireland, exhibited in Dublin in 2017.
In February 2018 at Hotel Fontfreyde in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Murphy exhibited Life is in Many Days, a review of 30 years of his work.
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One of Antonin Kratochvil’s iconic photos of David Bowie is included in Spotify’s “immersive David Bowie subway takeover.”
“David Bowie is, organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, has been up since March at the Brooklyn Museum and honors Bowie’s life, art, and work. In a larger-than-life extension of the exhibition, Spotify is transforming New York City’s Broadway-Lafayette subway station into an underground takeover that pays tribute to the legendary works and sensational life of the musical icon. Fans and visitors can be awed while exploring the Broadway-Lafayette station from Tuesday, April 17 until Sunday, May 13.”
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Our March 2018 newsletter is out! Check out featured projects by Zackary Canepari, Jessica Dimmock, Stefano De Luigi and Nichole Sobecki, along with workshops, exhibitions and recent publications.
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Gender, sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement have sparked one of the most intense debates of recent years. How does the conversation move forward from here? What does it take for real change to happen?
The 7 women of VII — Anush Babajanyan, Linda Bournane Engelberth, Jessica Dimmock, Ilvy Njiokiktjien, Maggie Steber, Nichole Sobecki and Sara Terry — held a roundtable with a frank discussion about the issues facing women — and men — and our industry today.