Belfast Exposed Futures at Peckham 24, Photo London
We are delighted to be invited back to London for the second edition of Peckham 24, Photo London. Peckham 24 is a 24 hour festival celebrating contemporary photography through a series of exhibitions and live events taking place during Photo London Week.
This year, Belfast Exposed will present Proverbs by Futures artist Robert Ellis. Proverbs is an ongoing body of work using photographic images and audio recordings that engages with the contemporary landscape of Uganda.
Wandering through this unfamiliar landscape, Ellis’ photographs linger on the people and its landforms. There are no fixed stories to tell. Rather, an overarching narrative considers how place is experienced whilst local proverbs; tales and myths passed down through generations awaken layers of history and memory.
Robert Ellis is an Irish photographer who graduated from the MFA Photography programme at the Belfast School of Art, Ulster University in 2011. His practice deals with the notion of ‘home’, working with small rural communities, often relying on inherent or local knowledge to inform a sense of place. In 2014 he participated in Plat(t)form at Fotomuseum Winterthur in 2014 and his work has been exhibited at TULCA Visual Arts Festival, PhotoIreland and Belfast Exposed. In 2013 Ellis spent three months as a visiting lecturer and artist in residence at the Nagenda International Academy of Art, Uganda.
About Belfast Exposed Futures:
Belfast Exposed Futures is an initiative dedicated to supporting new photographic talent in Ireland through solo exhibitions, residencies, mentorship and international opportunities.