Séamus Conlan

Séamus Conlan

Los Angeles, CA, United States

About Séamus Conlan

Named 16th in “100 most important people in photography” in American Photo magazine’s and having taken one of the ‘100 images that changed the world’ by Life Magazine after initiating a photo tracing campaign in Rwanda during the genocide to reunite 21,000 lost children. The process evolved into “The Lost Children of Rwanda” one of the largest traveling photo exhibitions in history by a single photographer.

This program is now a standard form of tracing people in developing nations.


I recently started a another project 'WE ARE ONE VOICE' a 25 city photographic tour across America to document and celebrate diversity in America which is so important during this election year. I created a large outdoor studio with a 20 man crew and photographed 75 people to show the diversity of our first city, Los Angeles. We had reached out to many diverse groups across LA and invited to attend the event. With our outdoor digital darkroom on an HP printer we created large 4 foot by 3 foot images that were printed as I shot them for a live exhibit during the day and grew the more I photographed. The exhibit was also seen by thousands the following day on the Venice beach boardwalk. After those two days we had over 1 million impressions and the imagery was shared across thousands of people. Germany Public Radio broadcast the story to 2 million people and hit dozens of local press and website.


Exhibition Details:
1996 September thru November .............ICP - International Center of Photography - New York

1997 February thru April ...Museum of Tolerance - Los Angeles

1997 May thru July ....Holocaust museum - Houston

1997 August thru November .....Photographers Gallery - Dublin.Eire.

1998 July thru December.............Amnesty International tour of peace - Northern Ireland