Belfast Exposed Photography

Belfast Exposed Photography
23 Donegall Street
Co. Antrim
Northern Ireland





028 9023 0965

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Belfast Exposed

Founded in 1983 as a community photography initiative, Belfast Exposed Photography now functions as a gallery for contemporary photography with emphasis on commissioning and publication of new work. It holds a community photography archive and runs an extensive educational outreach network.

The production of socially and politically engaged work and dialogue is the driving force behind all aspects of Belfast Exposed. A policy of project origination and publication, the exhibition, screenings and talks programme and provision of photographic facilities and training all fuel this process.

Belfast Exposed has traditionally focused on the development and exhibition of community photography. Through training it continues to encourage local communities to use photography to record and understand their environment. It has compiled an archive of half a million images, a proportion of which are accessible online.

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Opening hours

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

Admission charges


Collection details

Photography, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Identity

  • 24 October — 20 December 2014 *on now

Set against a backdrop of insatiable public appetite for pictures of celebrity mums and babies, Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Identity depicts familiar, and less visible aspects, of mothering from a deeply personal perspective. Pregnancy, birth, the effect of becoming a mother on one’s professional identity; the relationship between generations of mothers; coming to terms with loss, abandonment, and the unfulfilled desire to become a mother are all areas explored in the exhibition. Interweaving narratives, charged with conflicting emotions, provide an intimate, multi-faceted and unconventional view of a universal experience.