Belfast Exposed

Exhibitions

8th Nov - 21st Dec

Sixteen

Belfast Exposed is proud to present Sixteen. ‘What’s it like to be sixteen years old now?’ This is the central thread r...

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16th Oct - 26th Oct

We Are One World

Belfast Exposed is delighted to present We Are One World, exhibiting the work selected from the One World Photography competi...

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Community

24th Oct - 28th Nov

Through the Looking Glass

‘Through the Looking Glass’ a photographic exhibition by a group of women from the Greater Village Regeneration Trust. ...

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27th Sep - 15th Nov

WALLonWALL

WALLonWALL is a global photographic exhibition about walls that separate people worldwide photographed by award winning artis...

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Portraits: Reflections on the Veil

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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