Orange Order, Cookstown
© By Paul Seawright
A street in Cookstown, County Tyrone. As a figure walks by a shadow can be seen projected onto the background. Orange piping lies on the ground adjacent to the grey-bricked wall.
This photograph is part of a series that examines the Orange Order, a Protestant organisation that is often closed and semi secretive. The photographs offer glimpses of this powerful socio political group. The photographs are typically fragmented and evasive, never overtly critical or explanatory. They avoid descriptive narrative and the simplistic lampooning of the order that is typical in journalism. Seawright, a protestant, glances sideward at himself and asks difficult questions about his own identity and history using the order as a lexicon and mirror.
Copyright courtesy Kerlin Gallery, Dublin