The Republic

The Republic

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An award-winning photojournalist returns to his home country to capture in images the spirit of Irish life in the centenary of Easter 1916One hundred years after Ireland's 1916 Rising, the revolt that ultimately lead to independence, who are the Irish and what has become of the republic they made? Photographer Seamus Murphy, exile and escapee, digs deep to discover the forces and mysteries that drive - and have often beguiled - the country since its birth. From the streets of Dublin, and the suburbs of towns and cities adapting to new multicultural life, to the older habitats of Ireland's wilder western shores, Seamus Murphy endeavours to capture the spirit of contemporary Ireland in this witty, closely observed and beautiful photographic book.[Note: The Republic has been purposefully designed so that the front cover falls away from the spine. The book lies flat when opened, leading to a more conducive photography viewing experience for the reader.]show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 164 x 239 x 26mm | 710g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • ALLEN LANE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • w. num. photos
  • 0241197090
  • 9780241197097
  • 497,790

About Seamus Murphy

Seamus Murphy grew up in Ireland and lives in London. The recipient of seven World Press Photo awards for his work in Ireland, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America, his photography from Afghanistan - begun in 1994 - won him the World Understanding Award. Considering photography as part history, part magic, he has worked with musician PJ Harvey and the New Yorker on film and photography projects, and is the author of two books.show more

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I love everything about this book...its richness, depth and beauty. Most of all I love to be reminded of the power of Seamus's work. Again, I am speechless and happily lost in a journey through this fascinating and complex country -- P.J. Harvey Wonderful ... Murphy has an extraordinary eye for capturing humanity -- Gemma Tipton * Irish Times * Terrific ... An extraordinary work that captures the strange and the familiar about this mad little island -- Laurence Mackin * Irish Times * Murphy's Ireland is both a strange and familiar place and it unfolds in a wilfully impressionistic fashion ... Another Ireland is evoked, a still tentative place edging its way towards an uncertain future once again -- Sean O'Hagan * Observer * There is nothing superficial about these images; they go to the very heart of things. Filled with pain, unease and anguish, but also violence, enthusiasm and passion, Seamus Murphy's images just have to be seen -- Peter Costello * Irish Catholic *show more

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I love everything about this book...its richness, depth and beauty. Most of all I love to be reminded of the power of Seamus's work. Again, I am speechless and happily lost in a journey through this fascinating and complex country P.J. Harveyshow more

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