Melancholy Witness is the published collection of the images of Sean Hillen landed exhibition of photography, documenting the years of the Troubles of Northern Ireland. Combining personality with documenting history, what emerges is a powerful and compelling story of unrest, beauty, and change.
Sean Hillen is a photographic artist, born in Co.Down, who worked London and is now based in Dublin. His photo collage works are widely studied and have appeared on the covers of the Royal Photograpic Journal and Creative Camera. In 2007 he was commissioned to co-design the Omagh Bomb Memorial. His original photographs from the Troublesers,recently acquired by the National Library of Ireland as The Sean Hillen Collection,are here published for the first time.