Keynote: Paul Seawright

A session at National Photography Symposium

Saturday 14th May, 2011

9:30am to 10:45am (GMT)

Paul Seawright is a leading photographer and artist from Belfast, where his early work was made; he has subsequently worked in Afghanistan and urban Africa. He was the first editor of Source magazine and is Professor of Photography at the University of Ulster. "Photography brings him to places where he can find himself, paradoxically by losing himself. Seawright is good at making himself invisible. Other photographers who travel to places of conflict and poverty often leave the viewer pondering the inescapable question of how they felt as they pressed the shutter. Throughout his career, Seawright has worked towards negating his presence. Often he achieves this so completely that viewers feel they are the only ones witnessing the scene. It's an expert illusion." - Christin Leach, Sunday Times

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Time 9:30am10:45am GMT

Date Sat 14th May 2011

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