published the work as a book in 2008.
Afterwards, Murphy recounts that he
talked with MediaStorm founder Brian
Storm “once or twice” about turning the
project into a multimedia production.
(They had a previous connection through
Corbis, where Storm once worked and
represented Murphy, who is now represented by VII.)
Though Murphy had no audio or video for a multimedia production—all he
had was an archive of tens of thousands
of negatives, which were not scanned or
catalogued—Storm couldn’t resist the
“The book was fantastic, but I felt
like we could give a lot more context,”
Murphy delivered all the images he’d
shot in Afghanistan, and Storm sifted
through them, selecting 7,000 in a rough
edit. So MediaStorm producers could
begin laying out the story, Murphy cre-
ated lo-res scans of all the images with
an inexpensive ION scanner.
Seamus Murphy has made 14 trips to Afghanistan since 1994, traveling independently and
focusing on the evolving fortunes (and misfortunes) of civilians going about their everyday lives
in the war-torn country.
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