The Hollow of the Hand To be published October 2015 Between 2011 and 2014 PJ Harvey and Seamus Murphy set out on a series of journeys to Kosovo, Afghanistan and Washington DC. Murphy had extensive experience photographing conflict and life over many years in Kosovo and Afghanistan; Harvey had long held a fascination for both. Washington DC represented the ultimate world power with its own unease at home. Sharing a common appetite and purpose Harvey collected words, Murphy collected pictures. The Hollow of the Hand marks the first publication of PJ Harvey’s poetry and is a unique collaboration with Seamus Murphy, combining his photographs forged over two decades with work created on the pair's travels together.