Gallery 1

We are Northern Ireland’s only gallery specialising in contemporary photography, showing local and international work from emerging artists alongside some of the major names in photography today. Our aim is to support artists and promote the practice, understanding and enjoyment of contemporary photography to the widest audiences through new commissions, touring exhibitions and publications. The Belfast Exposed Exhibition programme is made possible through support from Arts Council Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council.

Current Exhibitions

Image © David Moore

Lisa and John

David Moore

Exhibition Dates: Friday 4 May - Saturday 16 June 2018
Exhibition Preview: Thursday 3 May 6-9pm
Artist Talk: Friday 5 May 1pm 
Lisa & John Slideshow Theatre Performance: Thursday 10 May 7pm (Running Time: 45 Min) 


Lisa and John tells the story of two subjects from David…
3 May to 16 June 2018. Find out More »

Past Exhibitions


  • The Half-Century Plant © KayLynn Deveney

    Beyond View

    Celebrating Ten Years of Photography at the Belfast School of Art, Ulster University
  • Eric Massheder. Leeds, 1975. From A New Refutation of the Viking 4 Space Mission © Peter Mitchell

    A New Refutation of the Viking 4 Space Mission

    Peter Mitchell


  • From the series Moises © Mariela Sancari


    Amak Mahmoodian, Sara Davidmann, Mariela Sancari
  • Untitled, from the series Wolfgang © David Fathi, 2016


    David Fathi, Sjoerd Knibbeler, Jochen Lempert, August Strindberg
  • Image © Gábor Arion Kudász


    Gábor Arion Kudász
  • Image © Clare Strand


    Clare Strand
  • Hill Street, Lurgan, County Armagh, 1979 © Victor Sloan


    Victor Sloan
  • © Andrew Rankin




  • © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

    Welcome to Belfast

    Martin Parr
  • © Matthew Finn,Untitled, originally commissioned through Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015, from the series Mother(1987-present)

    Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015

    Matthew Finn, Joanna Piotrowska and Tereza Zelenkova
  • The Hopeless End of a Great Dream

    Declan Clarke
  • From the series Lasting Values, 1997, Peter Dressler @FOTOHOF archiv

    Seeing With Your Eyes: The Photographs of Peter Dressler 1972 - 2003

  • Bundoran Co. Donegal © Bertien van Manen (2014)

    Beyond Maps and Atlases

    Bertien van Manen


  • Butz, Grosselfingen 2012 © Axel Hoedt


    Charles Fréger and Axel Hoedt
  • From the series 'Stray' (2015) © Paul Gaffney


    Paul Gaffney
  • Tokyo Compression © Michael Wolf.

    Tokyo Compression

    Michael Wolf
  • Abyss (2000)  © Geert Goiris


    Geert Goiris
  • Short films about learning, Image courtesy of Michael Hanna, 2015

    Short films about learning

    Michael Hanna
  • Installation Image, An Ulaid - South Down Society of Modern Art, Belfast Exposed, 2015

    An Ulaid - South Down Society of Modern Art

    A research project by Sabina Mac Mahon


  • Hanna Putz  Untitled, (LL1), 2012 © Hanna Putz  Courtesy of the artist

    Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Identity

    Elina Brotherus, Elinor Carucci, Ana Casas Broda, Ann Fessler, Fred Hüning, Miyako Ishiuchi, Katie Murray and Hanna Putz
  • Espen Dietrichson, Return to the Unknown #2, 2014 © the artist


    Espen Dietrichson, Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, Jan McCullough, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs
  • Edson Chagas, Found Not Taken, Luanda, 2013, © the artist. Image courtesy of A Palazzo Gallery

    Found Not Taken

    Edson Chagas
  • Wendy Ewald, Images from 'On Reading', (2003) © the artist

    How We Learn

    Wendy Ewald, Julian Germain, Wendy McMurdo, James Russell Cant, Marysa Dowling and Belfast schools
  • Tom Wood, Three Wise Women (1990) © the artist

    Men and Women

    Tom Wood


  • From the series YU: The Lost Country © Dragana Jurisic

    YU: The Lost Country

    Dragana Jurisic
  • JP Morgan (formerly Lehman Brothers) Canary Wharf, February, 2013 London, England from THE MARKET © Mark Curran


    Mark Curran
  • Untitled, Oscar Foster Kane, 2012


    Robert Huber & Joanna Hopkins, Oscar Foster Kane, Ailise O’ Neill, Sam Orchard
  • Police Service of Northern Ireland, Knocknagoney Station, Photography Branch, Photostudio Backdrop’ from Archive_Belfast (2004) © Claudio Hils

    Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography

  • Stephen Gill, from the series Hackney Wick, 2005


    Maja Daniels, Stephen Gill, Sophie Ristelhueber, Luke Stephenson, Peter Watkins & Tereza Zelenkova. Curated by Ciara Hickey
  • Jasmine, Hannah and Cecilia Swimming, Tennessee © Lucas Foglia, 2008

    A Natural Order

    Lucas Foglia


  • Image by Lorraine Burrell

    Everyday Selves

    Lorraine Burrell, Wolfram Hahn, Gabriela Herman, Lisa Ohlweiler
  • Still from Enemy Blue, 2012 © Allan Hughes

    Enemy Blue

    Allan Hughes
  • Settlement I, 2011 © Anthony Haughey


    Anthony Haughey
  • Lu'lu'a, Kirkuk, 2006 ©Lu'lu'a/OpenShutters/Index in Censorship

    Open Shutters Iraq

  • Design by Keith Connolly Tonic Design

    Prima Materia

    Broomberg & Chanarin, Colin Gee, Factotum, Tonic Design
  • Untitled from Churches (2012) © Sylvia Grace Borda


    Sylvia Grace Borda


  • Image: Bird corpse, labelled as home décor, Indonesia to Miami, Florida (prohibited) [Detail]. 2010 Image: © Taryn Simon. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery


    Taryn Simon
  • Fallen Leaves and Shadows I (2011) © Mary McIntyre

    Silent, Empty, Waiting for the Day

    Mary McIntyre
  • © Allan Sekula Courtesy of Galerie Michel Rein

    Polonia and Other Fables

    Allan Sekula
  • The Soil and the Atmosphere

  • Four Geostationary Satellites Above the Sierra Nevada (2007) © Trevor Paglen Courtesy Galerie Thomas Zander, Köln and Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco

    Secret Satellites

    Group Show
  • Make it new John

    Duncan Campbell


  • Shadow Play

    Hans-Peter Feldman
  • Shadowlands

    Zadoc Nava
  • Daniel Jewesbury and Aisling O'Beirn

  • By Harri Pälviranta


    Harri Palviranta and CJ Clarke
  • Exchange Mechanism



  • Xavier Ribas, from the series Nomads, 2008.


    Xavier Ribas
  • Redmond Entwistle, Red Light, 2009.

    Red Light

    Redmond Entwistle
  • Susanne Bosch, Romanian Newspaper Seller, Belfast, 2009.

    The Prehistory of the Crisis (2)

  • Duncan Campbell, Falls Burns Malone Fiddles Poster, 2007. Screen print on paper.

    What You Can't See

  • Donovan Wylie, Maze rushes.

    MAZE 2007/8

    Donovan Wylie
  • Lilibeth Cuenca, Holy Wood (2005). Still from film.




  • Neil Hamon, Invasion, still from film. Courtesy of the artist and Galeria Leme.


    Neil Hamon and Edwin Zwakman
  • J.Moran, c. 1940 / Corbis

    A Century of Spin

    by Factotum
  • The Last Things

    David Moore
  • Glencairn Way, Belfast


    John Duncan
  • The Atlas Group (Walid Raad), stills from Hostage: The Bachar Tapes (#17 & 31) (English version), 2001

    2MOVE: Ireland

  • Residency Documentation Angela Wildman


    Anthony Luvera
  • Lena River, Yakutsk, Sakha Republic


    Simon Roberts


  • Domestic Visits Room, Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre, July 2006. (Detainees sit on the seats with the red chair backs; their visitors opposite)

    Border Country

    Melanie Friend
  • After Man Ray by Jane Brettle

    Portraits: Reflections on the Veil

    Jane Brettle and Tulu Bayar
  • Suburban Developments

    Daniel Traub and Robert Harding Pittman
  • British Watchtowers

    Donovan Wylie
  • Knock Three Times

    Chris Coekin
  • Homelands and Tales of a City

    Sunil Gupta
  • There Would Have Been No City

    Various artists


  • Question for Seller

    Nicky Bird
  • Undergarments and Armor

    Tanya Marcuse
  • Migrations

    Group Show
  • yellow_space

    Building Initiative team, School of Art & Design,
  • Mick, Line Operator, Nitro, Building 8, 15.37 p.m., Monday, December 1st, 2003. Copyright Mark Curran

    The Breathing Factory

    Mark Curran
  • Crossings

    Alex Webb


  • The English in Northern Ireland

    Curated by Factotum
  • Teenagers, Belfast

    Michelle Sank
  • Still Lovers

    Elena Dorfman
  • Portraits from a 50s Archive

  • The Examination Room

    Catriona Grant
  • Beyond the Family Album and Other Projects

    Jo Spence
  • Sun City

    Peter Granser


  • Archive: Lisburn Road

    Daniel Jewesbury and Ursula Burke
  • Wendy McMurdo

  • Somewhere...Fast

    Mary Maclean
  • Three Projects

    Gareth McConnell
  • Archive_Belfast

    Claudio Hils
  • The Maze

    Donovan Wylie
  • Afghanistan: Chronotopia

    Simon Norfolk


  • The Vacuum Raffle

  • Trees From Germany

    John Duncan
  • Topography of Titanic

    Kai-Olaf Hesse
  • Our True Intent Is All For Your Delight

    John Hinde


  • The Zone

    David Bate
  • 67/89

    Kai-Olaf Hesse
  • Memorial

    Peter Richards
  • Routes

    Ursula Burke


  • Red Land - Blue Land

    Claudio Hils
  • Face Value

    Jimi Hughes
  • Off The Wall

    Belfast Exposed, Washington DC
  • Afterwars

    Ori Gersht
  • Concrete Dreams

    Tom Merilion


  • The Docks

    Richard Adam
  • Beaches

    Trevor Appleson