Paul Seawright

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Paul Seawright was the BPW Artist in residence for 2011.

Paul Seawright is an artist born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, he is Professor of Photography and Head of School of Art & Design at the University of Ulster.  Paul is best known for his early work from his home city of Belfast, particularly the series Sectarian Murder,1988. In this series, he photographed the sites of sectarian murders around Belfast, and paired the images with newspaper reports from the period. By removing reference to the victim's religion, he depoliticised the violence, focusing on the extensive civilian losses in the Northern Irish troubles (more than two thirds of deaths between 1969 and the ceasefires of 1994 were civilian). He was also the first editor of the Belfast based photography magazine Source. More recently, he has made photographs in post-war Afghanistan (Hidden) and urban Africa (Invisible Cities). In 2002, he travelled to Afghanistan, having been commissioned by the Imperial War Museum, London, to respond to the attacks of Sept 11th and the subsequent war against the Taliban. His photographs of minefields and battle sites have been exhibited internationally and are in numerous public collections. Paul Seawright is Professor of Photography at the University of Ulster, and was formerly Dean of Newport School of Art, Media and Design at the University of Wales, Newport, United Kingdom. He was awarded a personal chair by the University of Wales in 2001, and is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In 2005, the FotoMuseum Antwerp exhibited a major survey exhibition of his work with accompanying catalogue Field Notes. Paul is a Council member of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Education Foundation Art - University of Ulster, Belfast BA (Hons) Photography Film and Video - West Surrey College of Art & Design (Tutors Paul Graham and Martin Parr) PhD University of Wales

Works in the Archive


Width: 30.00
Height: 30.00
Cost: £800
Medium: Screenprint