At the Border I (Walking Towards Military Checkpoint), 1995

Willie Doherty’s photographs are often both highly seductive and visually disorientating. His work begins in response to specific terrains and evolves to reflect on the stories that certain locations might tell. Doherty’s primary point of reference throughout his career has been his native Derry – a city famously defined and demarcated according to the traumatic divisions of the Northern Ireland Troubles.