Youngster about Willie Doherty

00:11:54 De Pont museum
The peer educators of DE PONT museum explore and discuss the work of Irish photographer Willie Doherty.
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 will reveal 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.

Video credits

  • Camera and edit: Zeus Hoenderop
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