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Born from engagement with the community, Belfast Exposed houses contemporary photography galleries, bookshop, and Troubles image archive.

Belfast Exposed's Mission:

To be the major centre for photography in Northern Ireland, promoting and encouraging excellence in the medium, enhancing the reputation of local photographers internationally, and bringing the best of world photography to the heart of Belfast.

Founded in 1983 by a group of local photographers as a challenge to media representation of the city's experience of conflict, their work continues to reflect a socially engaged ethos, while responding to contemporary currents in photography and politics further afield. Located in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter, our exhibitions, publications and photography projects with artists and local communities are usually accompanied by related talks, community events and discussions.

Open for browsing during gallery hours, the bookshop stocks a range of thought provoking photographic, arts and social sciences titles, while the reading room provides welcoming space for study and research, with access to an extensive collection of books and reference materials, and a selection of almost 2,000 images from their archive has been digitised and made available for browsing on an iMac. A smaller selection is accessible online.

Belfast Exposed also provides photography courses for the general public and designs bespoke photography training for schools, colleges, businesses and community groups. Gallery opening hours during exhibitions: 11am to 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday.
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  • 23 Donegall Street
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT1 2FF

Top Reasons To Visit

  • Northern Ireland's Premier Contemporary Photography Gallery
  • Belfast Exposed Image Archive
  • Free
  • Short walk from city centre

Level 1: Introduction To Your Digital Camera

02 - 09 Nov 2019

This practical, hands-on course is designed both for beginners and those wishing to refresh previous knowledge.

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Level 3: Studio Photography

02 - 16 Nov 2019

This practical, hands-on course is designed for intermediates, and those who have completed or are already familiar with the topics covered in Level 1 and Level

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Level 1: Black and White Photography

16 - 23 Nov 2019

With our own photographic history being built on black and white film, Belfast Exposed recognises the importance of this medium.

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Photoshop Basics

Sat, 23 Nov 2019, 10:00am

This technical course is aimed at beginners to Photoshop and those wishing to refresh previous knowledge.

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Wet Plate Collodion

Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 11:00am

Wet Plate Collodion is a 19th century photography process of creating images on glass or metal plates.

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Level 3: Documentary Photography

04 - 18 Dec 2019

This practical, hands-on course is designed for intermediates, and those who have completed or are already familiar with the topics in Level 1 and Level 2.

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Level 2: Develop Your Photography Skills

07 - 14 Dec 2019

This practical, hands-on course is designed for beginners, those wishing to refresh previous knowledge, and those who have completed Level 1.

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