Seamus Murphy, Ireland, 2019, 90′
Award-winning photographer Seamus Murphy chronicles the inspiration, writing and recording of an album by writer/composer PJ Harvey in a breath-taking work that is as creative as the process it documents. Travelling together on some of his worldwide reporting trips to Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Washington DC, Harvey collects words, Murphy collects images. Back home, the words become poems and songs, then an album – The Hope Six Demolition Project, which is recorded as a live sound-sculpture laying bare the creative process in Somerset House, London. Murphy’s camera captures vast and varied cinematic landscapes and intimate encounters between Harvey and local musicians, showing the humanity at the heart of her work
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Seamus Murphy grew up in Ireland and is based in London. He is the recipient of seven World Press Photo awards for his photographic work in Afghanistan, Gaza, Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Peru and Ireland.
He received The World Understanding Award from POYi in the USA for his work from Afghanistan and a film he made based around this work was nominated for an Emmy and won the Liberty in Media Prize in 2011.
He has collaborated with musician PJ Harvey since 2016. A Dog Called Money is their lastest work.
Producer: Katie Holly, Isabel Davis, James Wilson, Seamus Murphy
Friday 15th November, 5.00pm, Cinema 2
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