In this suite of 12 photographs Seawright revisits the sites of sectarian attacks that took place during the 1970s close to where he grew up in Belfast.
Sectarian Murder Series by Paul Seawright, 1988
© The artist
- C-Type prints, edition five of six
- 75 x 100 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £10,000 ( Total: £20,000)
- Acquired in:
- Kerlin Gallery
The texts are from newspaper reports at the time and document the murders of innocent civilians killed for their perceived religion. The contrast between the often gruesome details of the fate of the victim and the banality of the locations depicted, such as a childrens playground or a well-known beauty spot, still has the power to shock. They also resonate far beyond their specific importance as a document of Northern Irelands Troubles as they bring home the peculiarly horrible and intimate nature of civil war that has been and continues to be replicated the world over.