From 1994 to 2006, Seamus Murphy photographed the tumultuous lives of Afghan people — scenes of war; historic elections; the fall of the Taliban; and the intimate daily life of work, home and leisure. The resulting photos, which won him the World Understanding Award from Pictures of the Year International, were published as the book A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan. The book was turned into a film by the same title that chronicles 15 years of Afghanistan’s history. In collaboration with Eliza Griswold Murphy directed the film Snake (Mountainfilm 2015), which shares landays, or two line poems, from women in Afghanistan. Murphy, who grew up in Ireland, has won seven World Press Photo Awards and has photographed extensively in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America.