Born in 1965, Paul Seawright is a Northern Irish photographer perhaps best known for his documentation of the sites of Sectarian violence in Belfast in the 1970s, close to where he grew up. The series, Sectarian Murder, 1988, pairs images with text from newspaper reports of the period.
More recently, Seawright has worked further afield, in Africa and North America. In 2002 Seawright was commissioned by the Imperial War Museum, London, to document the battle-sites and minefields of Afghanistan, his photographs have subsequently been exhibited in Europe, North America, Canada, Korea, Japan and China. In 2003 he represented Wales at hte Venice Biennale. His work has been widely exhibited and is held in many museum collections including The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Tate, London, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the International Centre of Photography, New York, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome. Seawright is Professor of Photography and Head of Belfast School of Art at the University of Ulster.
British Photography / The Hyman Collection