Lensculture Contributing Writer
Articles by Sean
The Impossible Task of Photographing Afghanistan
Two decorated photographers—Steve McCurry and Paula Bronstein—separately take on the immense challenge of representing Afghanistan in a pair of arresting, yet problematic, retrospective books.
Life from a Tube: The London Underground
The world’s subway riders have inspired photographers for decades—this work stands with the best of them, capturing London’s Tube riders with humanity, humor and delight. Hear the full story behind this decades-long labor of love.
Banality Can Be Beautiful
A retrospective book of this Magnum photographer’s street photography from around the world — timeless, non-narrative epiphanies of color and contours.
The World Atlas of Street Photography
For people whose definition of street photography ends with Henri Cartier-Bresson or Garry Winogrand, this “Atlas” offers a whole new world of possibilities.
As Cuba transitions towards a more open style of governance, the transgender community is emerging into the public eye—a watershed cultural moment. This photobook tells the story through richly colorful yet sensitive portraits.
A powerful new photobook about individuals in Russia and Ukraine who have crossed the line, seeking total solitude, excluding themselves completely from society.
Photojournalists on War
Although photojournalists show us so much, they rarely get the chance to speak. This book, containing almost 40 interviews, fills that gap with an astounding array of stories and perspectives from the front lines of the Iraq War.
Projects by Sean
Books by Sean Sheehan
Reaktion Books, October 03, 2012
Continuum, March 22, 2012
Attic Press, February 11, 2008