Donovan Wylie | the artist




The artist Donovan Wylie
Born 1971, Belfast, Ireland.

Style and technique of the artist: Photography,

In 2001 he won a BAFTA for his film The Train and has previously had solo exhibitions at The Photographers’ Gallery, London; PhotoEspana, Madrid, and the National Museum of Film, Photography and Television, England. He has participated in numerous group shows held at, amongst others, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris. He is a member of Magnum Photos.


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Donovan Wylie
IT LOOKS LIKE WAR AND IT IS – ALTHOUGH THEY ARE NOT SOLDIERS BUT HEALTH WORKERS FUMIGATING THE STREETS OF KOLKOTTA AGAINST THE NUMBER ONE ENEMY, THE MALARIA MOSQUITO. INCREASING TEMPERATURES SPEED UP PARASITE DEVELOPMENT IN THE MOSQUITO, INCREASING THE CHANCE OF TRANSMISSION.

Donovan Wylie
Interview with the artist

Donovan Wylie
This was taken in 2008 at the Maze prison in Belfast, at the last stage of its demolition. It was 5am: just me and the demolition crew. This was the key wall – the south wall, a mile long originally, and the last big bit to go…

Donovan Wylie
Baghdad. Donovan Wylie is living in a lorry container in the Green Zone.



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