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Melancholy Witness Images from The Troubles Photographs by Seán Hillen

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Melancholy Witness Images from The Troubles Photographs by Seán Hillen

Time: March 26, 2018 at 6pm to April 14, 2018 at 5pm
Location: Kamera 8 Gallery
City/Town: Wexford, Ireland
Website or Map: https://kamera8.com/exhibitio…
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Kamera 8 Gallery
Latest Activity: Mar 26, 2018

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Seán was in the middle of the troubles then and with his camera right in the focal points of military and para-military activities he managed to document the daily horrors with a keen eye and a steady hand. His black and white images conjure up again what was than ‘normality’ and show the absurdities of military and civilians only meters apart, following their daily routines: coexistence of war and ‘peace’, all on one shot, one print, one reality.
We think it is important to show what was documented than, also to highlight what political stupidity can lead to today. Seán’s documents are timely and should trigger politicians and all of us to consider the implications of decisions taken hastily without really thinking through the consequences.

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