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Border Road II

© Willie Doherty

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© Willie Doherty

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Willie Doherty

Northern Irish, born 1959

Border Road II, 1994

Cibachrome silver-dye bleach print mounted on aluminum panel

sheet: 48 x 72 inches (121.92 x 182.88 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Sarah Norton Goodyear Fund, 1996

P1996:12.1

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Silver-dye bleach print

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

Born in Northern Ireland, the photographer Willie Doherty lives and works in Derry, also known as Londonderry. One of the most photographed places in Europe, Derry is revered for its breathtaking, hilly topography, which is marked with vestiges of political and cultural conflict. Through his simple act of walking, looking, and filming or photographing, Doherty has captured the ways in which the city and its surrounding landscape have been shaped and altered by political events since the early 1980s. Border Road II hails from his series of works focusing on the section of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland near Derry. Burnt cars, road blocks, fences, and empty roads that lead into pastoral scenes serve as reminders of strife, and Doherty's images of this scene can read more like still lifes rather than landscapes.

Label from Anselm Kiefer: Beyond Landscape, November 17, 2013–October 5, 2014

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