Eyewitness: Four Decades of Northern Life

Eyewitness: Four Decades of Northern Life

by Brendan Murphy
     
 

By turns beautiful, poignant, frightening and funny, Eyewitness is a personal pictorial record of Northern Ireland life over nearly forty years
 See more details below

Overview

By turns beautiful, poignant, frightening and funny, Eyewitness is a personal pictorial record of Northern Ireland life over nearly forty years

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A stunning compendium of his internationally renowned work. . . . Top-class images."—Andersonstown News
Library Journal
Eyewitness looks back at over three decades of photography by Irish press photographer Murphy, who covered the conflicts in Northern Ireland for the Irish news and other regional papers. Oddly, the text, a first-person recollection by Murphy of the stories behind the pictures, is attributed on the title page to BBC editor Kelters, so it is not totally clear who has really written this book. Nevertheless, American readers will likely be less interested in Murphy's story than in the photographic reproductions, a uniquely tragic yet humorous eyewitness account of the complicated problems of the region. It should be noted, too, that this is an Irish publication, written with distinctly British language and much regional jargon. The mostly black-and-white pictures of riot scenes, funerals, an IRA training camp, and people recently injured or killed provide striking material not often seen in books. Recommended for academic collections; an optional purchase for large public libraries.-Eric Linderman, East Cleveland P.L., OH Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780862788445
Publisher:
O'Brien Press, Limited, The
Publication date:
10/07/2003
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
11.14(w) x 11.24(h) x 0.82(d)

Meet the Author

Brendan Murphy began work as a press photographer in 1974 and has won all the major awards in Northern Irish press photography. Seamus Kelters is an Assistant News Editor with BBC Northern Ireland.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >