Belfast Exposed Photography maintains a substantial collection of negatives and slides in trust for the community. The collection has been compiled over the past 30 years through contributions from professional and amateur photographers and communities. It represents a valuable historical document recording political, cultural and social change in Northern Ireland over more than 3 decades.

A sample of these can be viewed on this site, with a larger selection available to view without appointment on the digital archive browser in the Reading Room.  Our normal gallery opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 5pm.

In the case of photographs derived from our workshops, it has not been possible to identify individual photographers. If you have taken any of the photographs, or appear in them, we would love to hear from you. You can contact us at