Bobby Sands: Belfast, May 1981 by Yan Morvan
Publisher: Andre Frere Editions
Bobby Sands died on May 5, 1981 at 1:17 in the morning. On March 1, 1981, he began a hunger strike followed by nine other political prisoners who were members of the IRA and the INLA. Their demands: to obtain the status of political prisoners to which they are entitled. They all died, the last one in almost general indifference. Those weeks that Yan Morvan lived in Derry and Belfast, living with the rioters of Catholic neighbourhoods, photographing the tension, despair, faith, and courage of the Irish people, using the camera as a weapon to serve their cause, persuaded him forever of the validity of photographic witness as an instrument of memory, emotion, reflection, guarantees of a free and democratic world.