NORTHERN IRELAND. The Maze Prison. Waste ground and sports centre. 2003

“It was my second shoot at the former Maze Prison in Northern Ireland, and I hadn’t a clue how to photograph it; what camera, what approach…. I was lost, and at that time, completely insecure about my own practice… Could I ever find my own voice, make something that could be actually good? On a winter morning, alone in the 360-acre prison site (ready for new prisoners in case the Peace Process collapsed), standing with a 5 x 4 inch plate camera that I had bought for virtually nothing in a bomb-damaged sale in Belfast when I was 14, I set up the camera and focused my head under the cloth, and realised, I was in the place where the bomber mostly likely had spent a lot of time.” — Donovan Wylie

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