By turns beautiful, poignant, frightening and funny, Eyewitness is a personal pictorial record of Northern Ireland life over nearly forty years. Brendan Murphy's photographs of sporting events, everyday life, politicians, riots, IRA operations and exercises, funerals, children and celebrities are accompanied by detailed and candid captions revealing the events, people and atmosphere of four decades in the province, and the lengths to which Brendan sometimes had to go to get his picture.
BRENDAN MURPHY began work as a press photographer in 1974 having previously been a barman and publican in the Falls Road area of west Belfast. In a newspaper career spanning four decades he has won all the major awards in Northern Irish press photography. Brendan's work has appeared in most of the major Irish newspapers as well as many of the London-based tabloids and broadsheets and several European magazines and newspapers. Brendan lives in Belfast where he continues to work as freelance photographer. SEAMUS KELTERS is an Assistant News Editor with BBC Northern Ireland. He is the co-author of Lost Lives. The stories of the Men, Women and Children who died in the Northern Ireland Troubles for which he and his fellow editors were awarded the Christopher Ewart-Biggs Prize for its contribution to reconciliation.