Belfast Exposed

Belfast Exposed

Belfast Exposed
23 Donegall Street
Belfast
BT1 2FF
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

Gallery opening hours: 11am - 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday 

Belfast Exposed comprises of a contemporary gallery, futures gallery, community engagement programmes, photography training courses, bookshop, reading room and 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. 

Founded in 1983 by a group of local photographers as a challenge to media representation of the city’s experience of conflict, our 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, our Bookshop stocks a range of thought provoking photographic, arts and social sciences titles, while our Reading Roomprovides welcoming space for study and research, with access to an extensive collection of books and reference materials. A selection of almost 2,000 images from our archive has been digitised and made available for browsing on the iMac in the upstairs Exchange Gallery. 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. 

Contact us for more information.

Belfast Exposed's Services

Belfast Exposed's Content

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Art & Culture Training/Advice Workshop

Belfast Exposed

The course will cover the basic Lightroom features and techniques that you can use to adjust, correct and enhance your photographs, how to prepare your photographs for printing, and how to catalogue and organise your library of images.
Dates:
12 December 2020
Belfast
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Art & Culture Training/Advice Workshop

Belfast Exposed

The course offers contextual knowledge together with the technical skills and project planning skills. The course will cover all areas of documentary photography, from its origins and working photographers to setting challenges for each participant to think about their photography and the development of their project.
Dates:
05 December 2020 12 December 2020 19 December 2020
Belfast
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Art & Culture Training/Advice Workshop

Belfast Exposed

The course will introduce you to the Photoshop interface and will cover the basic Photoshop features such as working in layers, and techniques that you can use to adjust, correct and enhance your photographs.
Dates:
28 November 2020
Belfast
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Art & Culture Training/Advice Workshop

Belfast Exposed

This course will teach you advanced techniques to produce high quality prints from your processed negatives. You will learn how to achieve the correct exposure and tonal range of your print, how to set the correct printing and split grades, how to pre-flash the paper, and an overview of the different papers available for printing.
Dates:
17 November 2020 24 November 2020
Belfast
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Art & Culture Training/Advice Workshop

Belfast Exposed

You will get an introduction to your camera’s manual controls, focusing on how to control aperture, shutter speed and ISO to correctly expose your photographs. This course will also enable you to apply a practical and theoretical knowledge to help you use a digital camera effectively and creatively.
Dates:
14 November 2020 21 November 2020
Belfast
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Art & Culture Training/Advice Workshop

Belfast Exposed

You will gain knowledge of studio lighting setups and techniques to enable you to take quality studio images from family portraits and stylish fashion shots, to interesting still lifes and eye-catching products. You will learn how to set up the lights and various lighting techniques that you can easily replicate in your home as the cost of studio lighting has fallen dramatically.
Dates:
14 November 2020 21 November 2020 28 November 2020
Belfast
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Art & Culture Training/Advice Workshop

Belfast Exposed

This masterclass is a unique workshop combining real world assignments alongside professional instruction in technical and conceptual issues that enable participants to sharpen their critical thinking, research and technical skills.
Dates:
07 November 2020
Belfast
Event
Art & Culture Training/Advice Workshop

Belfast Exposed

You will learn new camera settings and develop your photography skills, focusing on how to use white balance, metering, bracketing, focusing, histogram and more. This course will also enable you to apply a practical and theoretical knowledge to help you use a digital camera effectively and creatively.
Dates:
14 October 2020 21 October 2020
Belfast
Event
Art & Culture Training/Advice Workshop

Belfast Exposed

You will get an introduction to your camera’s manual controls, focusing on how to control aperture, shutter speed and ISO to correctly expose your photographs. This course will also enable you to apply a practical and theoretical knowledge to help you use a digital camera effectively and creatively.
Dates:
10 October 2020 17 October 2020
Belfast
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Art & Culture Training/Advice Workshop

Belfast Exposed

This creative and practical course will help you to develop and gain confidence in street photography, how to approach your subject, shoot candid shots and develop your personal style and technique.
Dates:
10 October 2020 17 October 2020 24 October 2020
Belfast

More Information

Type of Organisation

VCSE

Team

  • Conor O'Brien
  • Pauline Hadaway