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 COVID-19 Support Services

Belfast Exposed's Photography Projects during Isolation.

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Across Northern Ireland

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:
26 September 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:
19 September 2020
Belfast
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Art & Culture Training/Advice Workshop

Belfast Exposed

Day 1 will be based in the Belfast Exposed studio where we will fully prepare you with the knowledge to move into the field of landscape photography with confidence, looking at both historical and contemporary work. Day 2 is on location. The location will be decided on day 1, as well as the choice between a morning sunrise shoot or an evening sunset shoot. Day 3 is back in the studio. The photographs taken on day 2 will be reviewed, with the tutor providing valuable, constructive feedback. Followed by further teaching on the subject.
Dates:
12 - 26 September 2020
Belfast
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Art & Culture Training/Advice Workshop

Belfast Exposed

This course will be run over 2 x three hour sessions starting with picture taking, through to editing, processing, and printing your negatives. We also look at composition and taking images in full frame capturing the entire scene and obtaining correct exposure and metering techniques. The image taking skills are mirrored in our post-production learning.
Dates:
09 - 16 September 2020
Belfast
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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:
05 - 12 September 2020
Belfast
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Art & Culture Training/Advice Workshop

Belfast Exposed

The three-week ‘Creating a Photobook’ course, developed and delivered by photographer Christopher Barr, will guide you through the process of creating a contemporary photobook. This course will cover initial ideas, photographic terminology, editing and sequencing, publishing and marketing, printing and binding, expectations of production costs, and other issues you may encounter when producing a photobook. During the course there will be a guest speaker discussing the joys and follies of their photobooks.
Dates:
15 - 29 August 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:
15 - 29 August 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:
01 - 08 August 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:
22 - 29 July 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:
18 - 25 July 2020
Belfast

More Information

Type of Organisation

VCSE

Team

  • Conor O'Brien
  • Pauline Hadaway