Malcolm Craig Gilbert was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1964. He served as a police officer for 18 years during the Troubles before being medically retired due to the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in 2003.
As a means of rehabilitation, he took up photography, discovering a medium through which to express himself. Gilbert was nominated for deeper perspective photographer of the year at the 2008 International photography awards, had work accepted for the prix de la photographie AFTERMATH exhibition in 2010, and won third place at the IPA’s Editorial: War/Conflict category in 2012. This is the first time his work has been exhibited in England.
After the Agreement: Contemporary Photography in Northern Ireland by Sarah Tuck is an exploration of contemporary photography in Belfast after the Good Friday Agreement of 1998, and its relationship to a duty of memory, and ideas of justice and betrayal.
The book draws on a series of conversations prompted by the photographic practice of John Duncan, Kai Olaf Hesse, Mary McIntyre, David Farrell, Paul Seawright and Malcolm Craig Gilbert and includes reproductions of a selection of photographs from the participating photographers.
The publication is available to order now at www.blackdogonline.com.