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For over 20 years Belfast Exposed Photography has been providing training and photographic project work throughout the region. Our current provision covers a range of training and project opportunities, from stand alone single day sessions to chunkier project type programmes that enable the exploration of ideas, themes and issues through a creative and challenging process.
We provide hands-on experience in both 35mm and digital photography, giving participants practical photographic skills including location work, scanning images and negatives, training in using Adobe Photoshop, traditional processing and printing, editing and exhibition planning and promotional advice.
Our previous clients are from a very wide range of individuals and organisations, including projects for Team Building Days, skills development for organisations that happen to use photography occasionally in their work, community centre based work and with individuals.
Publication - Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography
What type of groups have you worked with?
Belfast Exposed has worked extensively throughout the region and occasionally on cross-border projects. Groups we have worked with recently range from local community associations as far afield as Dunmurry, Ardoyne, Oldpark, Strabane and Limivady. We have also developed workshops and exhibitions with advocacy and support groups, such as The Dunlewy Centre and Families against Substance Abuse. This summer we delivered media and photography training in partnership with Public Achievements and The Royal National Institute for the Blind. All these groups have one thing in common - a desire to use photography as a tool for addressing local and community concerns. Whatever your ability, background or interests we want to work with you to help you develop and resource your project.
How do I add my details to Belfast Exposed�s facilitators database?
Belfast Exposed recruits tutors and facilitators to its database every two years. However, we are interested in hearing from individuals with a passion for photography and the necessary skills to deliver workshops. You should also check out training opportunities, talks and seminars advertised in the news and events section of the website. These range from seminars on specific themes (memory, conflict, commemoration, mapping the city, etc) to training in facilitation skills, project planning and technical photographic skills. Some require a fee, but many are free. All our courses are open and welcoming to all. If you want to get involved as a tutor, please send a CD disc together with a short synopsis of your work, your contact details (email address, telephone number) to: Mervyn Smyth, Belfast Exposed, The Exchange Place, 23 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FF
Who funds Belfast Exposed Training and Outreach?
Belfast Exposed is generously supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and by Belfast City Council's Culture and Arts Unit, which helps us provide training and outreach activities at subsidized rates. Belfast Exposed was recently awarded funding by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation as one of nine UK galleries and museums participating in a 3 year development programme, designed to place engagement with the community at the heart of our work. While Belfast Exposed generates revenue through the provision of educational and training programmes, it remains committed to providing professional and community development through the provision of low cost and free skill sharing, seminars, artists' talks, etc. Up to date information on these activities is available in the news and events section of the website.