image: a green field containing trees at dusk, photographed form the ground so that the grass dominates the foreground. A dog is running past the camera and enters the photograph on the right.
text: 'Friday 25th May 1973. 'The murdered mans [sic] body was found lying in the Giants Ring beauty spot, once used for pagan rituals. It has now become a regular location for secterian murder.''
Seawright revisited the sites of sectarian attacks during the 1970s close to where he grew up in Belfast. The texts are from newspaper reports at the time and document the murders of innocent civilians, killed for their perceived religion. Reference to Protestant or Catholic background was removed from the text. The contrast between the often gruesome details of the fate of the victim and the banality of the location, such as a children's playground or a well-known beauty spot, still has the power to shock. These are supposedly safe public places where ordinary people congregate, not the dark alleyways and abandoned industrial buildings that are the staple of crime films and television series. Sectarian Murder brings home the peculiarly horrible and intimate nature of civil war that has been replicated in more recent times in Bosnia, Iraq and parts of Africa.