UNSEEN presents for the first time all photographic works Doherty has made in his hometown of Derry and the Donegal Borders between 1985 and 2013.
The publication will re-publish Jean Fisher’s seminal text from 1990 on Doherty’s early photographic works, Seeing Beyond The Pale. Fisher has also written a new text Reflections, providing an overview of how Doherty’s work has evolved and responded to the changing socio-political context in Derry.
A new text by the internationally renowned Irish author, Colm Tóibín, reflects on the now invisible border between the North and South of Ireland. Colm Toibin's novels include 'The Master' and 'Brooklyn' and his non-fiction work includes 'Homage to Barcelona' and 'Bad Blood: A Walk Along the Irish Border'.
A text by Susan McKay, the award winning Irish journalist and author of the critically acclaimed ‘Bear In Mind These Dead’ will explore the current situation in Derry in the difficult aftermath of the conflict.
The publication accompanies UNSEEN, a major exhibition of photographic and video work by Willie Doherty, curated by Matt’s Gallery, London and The Nerve Centre, Derry, as part of Derry / Londonderry’s UK City of Culture celebrations.
Same Old Story, 1997
No Smoke Without Fire, 1996
Flyover: Ghost Walk, 1985, 2012
Loose Ends VII, 2016
The Archive of the Misspelling of Graham Fagen, 2021
Permanent Presents, 2021
PSYCHE Or, the butterfly – an expanded field guide, 2018