In this VII Interactive Book Club, Seamus Murphy dis­cuss­es The Republic with fel­low VII pho­tog­ra­ph­er Ziyah Gafic. One hun­dred years after Ireland’s 1916 Rising, the revolt that ulti­mate­ly lead to inde­pen­dence, who are the Irish and what has become of the repub­lic they made? Photographer Seamus Murphy, exile and escapee, digs deep to dis­cov­er the forces and mys­ter­ies that drive—and have often beguiled—the coun­try since its birth. From the streets of Dublin, and the sub­urbs of towns and cities adapt­ing to new mul­ti­cul­tur­al life, to the old­er habi­tats of Ireland’s wilder west­ern shores, Seamus Murphy endeav­ors to cap­ture the spir­it of con­tem­po­rary Ireland in this wit­ty, close­ly observed and beau­ti­ful pho­to­graph­ic book.

This lec­ture was orig­i­nal­ly host­ed at VII Interactive, a new resource for shar­ing insights and infor­ma­tion on the craft of visu­al sto­ry­telling. We are build­ing dif­fer­ent plat­forms with­in the VII ecosys­tem, where the pub­lic can engage direct­ly, online with a live instruc­tor. VII Interactive offers pro­gram­ming that is free and avail­able to every­one, in addi­tion to paid class­es and indi­vid­ual men­tor­ing that can be fash­ioned to your needs.