Belfast Exposed

Exhibitions

6th Oct - 19th Nov

Re-Imagining Treason

In Re-Imagining Treason, Mhairi Sutherland combines research and lens-based media to explore imperialism and nationalism. Rep...

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6th Sep - 15th Oct

Street View: To Bend & To Shape

In this new work for Streetview, Clare Samuel explores the notion of the Self and the Other. Specifically, in relation to fem...

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Community

24th May - 25th May

Belfast Exposed Photography Academy Showcase 2022

Belfast Exposed is proud to present The Belfast Exposed Photography Academy Showcase 2022, an exhibition featuring work from ...

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14th Oct - 25th Nov

Looking Through Our Eyes

Belfast Exposed present a photographic exhibition exploring the theme of portraits by a group of individuals who have an acqu...

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Portraits: Reflections on the Veil

Bookshop

Author

Jane Brettle and Tulu Bayar

Publisher

Belfast Exposed Photography

Cost

£5.00

About The Book

The words in the title of this exhibition Portraits: Reflections on the Veil summon up the tensions that characterise any discussion of the Islamic veil and the misapprehensions that descend on the women who wear it. Portraits suggests knowable individuals and social status - yet the media is full of images of veiled women that stand as generic, un-individual figures mobilised by conflicting interest groups in debates over everything from multiculturalism (whether seen as beneficial or divisive) to the threat of Islamic terror. Reflections suggests a form of contemplation and consideration that is often difficult to achieve in current cultural and political discussions, especially when trying to talk about Islam in the UK. Reflections also brings to mind mirrors, with associations of vanity and narcissism that many would see as negated by the decision to veil the female body.

Publication specification: 210mm x 210mm, 48pp text produced on 170gsm lumisilk, soft cover produced on 300gsm lumisilk
Printed in an edition of 500, September 2007
Design by Tonic, Belfast
Printed by W&G Baird