This month’s Digital Journalist leads off with a feature on Seamus Murphy’s recent book, “A Darkness Visible,” exploring almost 15 years of work in Afghanistan. The work is intimate and personal, looking at the culture of the Afghan people, not just the destruction of war.
When asked why he did not write a lengthy essay for the book, Murphy responded:
“I really don’t have a message—I am probably as much in search of answers. What drives me is to shoot what interests me and to find out how life is for all of us. In that there may well be messages of humanism and my belief in the ultimate goodness of the vast majority of people—but it is not a conscious subtext.”
Murphy’s gallery is definitely worth spending some time in.