A live online discussion between photographer Seamus Murphy and historian Diarmaid Ferriter looks at the issues surrounding the exhibition ‘Citizens’ currently on show at the Source Arts Centre Thurles.
Seamus Murphy’s exhibition ‘Citizens’ investigates ideas of citizenship through his series of photographs of Irish War of Independence veterans taken in 1998 and a recently shot series of images of the Syrian community who came to live in Thurles almost five years ago. Both sets of images deal with individuals and communities dealing with a post-conflict world.
Seamus Murphy has documented life and change around the world winning seven World Press Photo awards for his work from Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Gaza, Lebanon, Peru, Ireland and England. He has also worked with singer PJ Harvey on a number of projects. He is the author/photographer of ‘The Republic’ (Allen Lane 2016).
Historian and Broadcaster Diarmaid Ferriter is Professor of Modern Irish History in UCD. He has written eleven books including ‘The Transformation Of Ireland 1900-2000’ (Profile Books, 2004) and ‘A Nation and not a Rabble: The Irish Revolution 1913–23’ (Profile Books, 2015).
Image: banner image from ‘Citizens’ – Seamus Murphy