Belfast Exposed photography archive

Belfast Exposed is Northern Ireland’s principal gallery of contemporary photography, commissioning, publishing and showing work by artists and photographers from Northern Ireland and across the world.
Belfast Exposed runs two galleries and a bookshop and delivers an extensive community engagement programme. BX hold a substantial photographic collection, provide varied photographic training and services and educational packages for schools, and roll out intern and volunteer programmes.

Image Archive
Belfast Exposed Photography maintains a substantial collection of negatives and slides in trust for the community. The collection has been compiled over the past 30 years through contributions from professional and amateur photographers and communities. It represents a valuable historical document recording political, cultural and social change in Northern Ireland over more than 3 decades.
A sample of these can be viewed on this site, with a larger selection available to view without appointment on the digital archive browser in the Belfast Exchange Gallery.

Communities
Belfast Exposed has over 20 years’ experience delivering photographic projects with local communities across Northern Ireland. Whether building new skills or community capacity, we design our projects side by side with community partners to enable creativity and critical thinking, where the camera becomes a tool for driving and documenting change.

2013 – 2014
Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Role: Research on photography archive, proposal for archive development.

Set of questions and issues:
1. Where Belfast Exposed find itself in 1o years time?
2. Connection with creative industries. New grants opportunities.
3. Belfast City Museum.
4. Digitalisation of archive.
Archival development, policies, personal, funding.
5. Outreach projects.

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