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Belfast Exposed PhotographyID: 10763

Contact details

The Exchange Place
23 Donegall Street
Co Antrim


Established in 1983 by a group of radical photographers as a challenge to the media’s representation of Belfast during the ‘troubles’, Belfast Exposed Photography has developed into a photography organisation operating at the cultural centre of the city.

Based in the Cathedral Quarter, Belfast Exposed maintains two galleries and a photography bookshop, alongside a substantial image archive, educational programmes for artists, schools and community groups, and provides photographic training and services.

Socially and politically engaged work and dialogue remains the driving force behind all aspects of Belfast Exposed. We encourage individuals and communities to collaborate and use photography as a means of recording their experiences.

Belfast Exposed also provides opportunities for emerging photographers through, supporting research and development and commissioning and publishing new work. We actively encourage individuals pursuing a career in the arts through our volunteering and internship programme in arts administration, exhibition management, archiving and gallery mediation.

Belfast Exposed is a non profit organization, the galleries and the community engagement programmes are generously supported by the Northern Ireland Arts Council, Belfast City Council, and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Other information

Organisation type: Voluntary
Sector: Arts / Cultural / Heritage
Geographic remit: Northern Ireland only

Purpose of organisation

  • Arts
  • Cultural
  • Education / Training
  • Community Development
  • Volunteering Development


  • General Public
  • Adult training
  • Voluntary and Community Sector
  • Specific areas of Deprivation
  • Volunteers