Photographer Seamus Murphy grew up in Ireland and lives in London. For over two decades, he has photographed extensively in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America. He has won seven World Press Photo Awards. His photography from Afghanistan, which he began in 1994, chronicles the tumultuous life of the Afghan people and won him the World Understanding Award (POYi). This work has been published as a book, "A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan" (Saqi Books, 2008) and has been exhibited internationally.