Blog Post 7: Paul Seawright, Mounds

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Paul Seawright is a war photographer that aims to create art out of his photographs rather than capture what a typical photojournalist would capture. He is interested in what is unseen. In his piece Mounds he explores post-conflict zones like Afghanistan pictured above. He is interested in what landscapes can tell us about an event after it occurred.

Seawright’s work is mostly a reaction of photojournalism. He wants to create images that don’t make obvious the event that occurred. In a world of so many photos in the media that are quickly consumed this ambiguity in his images allows viewers to think longer about the conflict that happened and in what condition it left that country.

https://stevemiddlehurstcontextandnarrative.wordpress.com/2015/01/23/paul-seawright-journalism-and-art-in-conflict-photography/

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