Sean O'Hagan (journalist)
O'Hagan was brought up in Armagh during 'The Troubles', and has written about the experience. As an undergraduate, he studied English in London. He began his media career as a writer for NME, The Face and Arena, and during this period became interested in photography. As of 2013, he is one of six regular "Art and design" critics for The Guardian website, and the only photography critic among the six.
On 18 March 2003 O'Hagan received the 2002 British Press Award for Interviewer of the Year.[n 2] In 2011 O'Hagan was the sole recipient of the J. Dudley Johnston Award[n 3] from the Royal Photographic Society "for major achievement in the field of photographic criticism".
Publications with contributions by O'Hagan
- Everything was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s. London: Barbican Art Gallery, 2012. ISBN 9780946372393. Edited by Kate Bush and Gerry Badger. O'Hagan contributes the essays "The unreal everyday: William Eggleston's America" and "Against detachment: Bruce Davidson's photographs of America during the Civil Rights Era".
- For the Prix Pictet nominators, see Nominators: Prix Pictet, prixpictet.com; accessed 21 January 2014.
- The award is often described as having been for 2003; as an example, see "British Press Awards: Past winners" Archived 2013-02-18 at the Wayback Machine, PressGazette.co.uk, 29 November 2007; accessed 19 January 2014.
- For the J Dudley Johnston Award, see J Dudley Johnston Award, Royal Photographic Society website; accessed 19 January 2014.
- Sean O'Hagan, "An accidental death", The Observer, 21 April 2002. Accessed 19 January 2014.
- O'Hagan, "The day I thought would never come", The Observer, 6 May 2007. Accessed 19 January 2014.
- O'Hagan,"All along the watchtowers", The Observer, 13 May 2007; accessed 19 January 2014.
- O'Hagan, "'Field Work spoke of a world I knew and had just left behind'", theguardian.com, 1 September 2013; accessed 19 January 2014.
- O'Hagan, Sean (22 July 2007). "From Iggy to Gigli: my journey to the Proms". The Observer. London. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
- Jesse, ""Sean O'Hagan on writing about photography", WeareOCA.com, 22 May 2013; accessed 18 January 2014.
- "Our critics", within Art and design, TheGuardian.com; accessed 21 January 2013.
- Tim Adams (23 January 2005). "New kid on the newsstand". The Observer. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
- Michael Bracewell (June–August 1996). "A Boy's Own Story". Frieze. Frieze. Archived from the original on 2012-10-24.
- Gill, Rosalind (2003), "Power and the production of subjects: a genealogy of the New Man and the New Lad", in Benwell, Bethan (ed.), Masculinity and men's lifestyle magazines, Oxford, UK Malden, MA, USA: Blackwell Publisher/Sociological Review, pp. 34–56, ISBN 9781405114639 pdf version Gender Institute, London School of Economics.
- "Press Awards Winners 2000–2008", Press Awards; accessed 19 January 2014.
- 2011 annual awards, Royal Photographic Society; accessed by the Wayback Machine on 14 December 2013.
- "The power of photography: Time, mortality and memory". The Guardian, 19 May 2013.
- Links to articles (behind paywall) since 1984 by O'Hagan about music.
- 'Sean O’Hagan: “If you don’t annoy some people some of the time, you’re not doing your job properly!”' - interview with O'Hagan, 1000 Words Photography Magazine Blog, 2014.