Willie Doherty - Unseen

00:10:13 551 De Pont museum
The exhibition UNSEEN presents a critical overview of Willie Doherty’s photographs and videos made on the streets of his native city of Derry in Northern Ireland. In this video Doherty shares his personal history.
Willie Doherty

Willie Doherty is an artist from Northern Ireland, who has mainly worked in photography and video. He has twice been a Turner Prize nominee.

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Since 1985 Willie Doherty has recorded the way in which his city Derry in Northern Ireland has been shaped and altered in response to unfolding political events as he explored its streets through the simple acts of walking and looking.

The title of the exhibition, UNSEEN, refers to Doherty’s self-conscious method of using the camera in a context where it was imperative for him to avoid undue attention and to minimize the risk of being mistaken for a photojournalist or a tourist.

The exhibition reveals how Doherty has used the techniques of photojournalism, documentary landscape photography and the appropriation of images and texts to create a body of photographic work that explores the fine line between fiction and non-fiction.

Willie Doherty - UNSEEN
20 sep 2014 - 18 jan 2015
Museum De Pont

Also watch the video in wich the peer educators of Museum De Pont discuss this exhibition.

Video credits

  • Camera and editing: Zeus Hoenderop
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