2004 - Donovan Wylie published his acclaimed MAZE book and series

Between 2002 and 2003 Donovan Wylie spent almost a hundred days photographing inside the Maze prison. Through its history of protests, hunger strikes and escapes, this prison, holding both republican and loyalist prisoners, became synonymous with the Northern Ireland conflict. After the Belfast peace agreement in 1998, inmates were gradually released, but the Maze remained open. Wylie was then the only photographer granted official and unlimited access to the site, when the demolition of the prison began, symbolising the end of the conflict in 2007. This series documents the physical structure of the place and gives the viewer some experience of the psychological impact of being inside the Maze. Donovan had his first exhibition in Gallery of Photography Ireland when he was sixteen years old.

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