In the picture with Seamus Murphy: A Darkness Visible – Afghanistan – FULLY BOOKED

Talk Thursday 10th April, 2008

From 1994 to 2006, Seamus Murphy photographed the effects of the Taliban regime, the tumultuous years of civil war and the historical elections following the fall of the Taliban. Alongside scenes of war and politics, his magnificent photographs capture intimate images of domesticity, work and leisure.

Seamus will present photographs from his latest book, A Darkness Visible, which explores the themes that he has witnessed during his time in Afghanistan.

Seamus Murphy has received many international honours including six World Press Photo awards and a World Understanding Award in 2005 for his work in Afghanistan and the Middle East.

‘Seamus Murphy sees Afghanistan’s turbulent people and its magnificent landscapes with an eye that is sometimes shockingly clear. I find his images as disturbing as they are haunting and lovely.’ – John Simpson

‘Seamus Murphy is a poet with a camera’ – Philip Jones Griffiths

A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan is published by SAQI and will be on sale at this event for the special price of £35