Belfast Exposed undertake community engagement and photography projects in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. Our work encompasses a wide range of organisations and individuals, of all ages, interests and backgrounds.

Belfast Exposed community work is in-line with our socially engaged ethos of addressing exclusion, unemployment, mental health, increasing access, enabling creativity and critical thinking by using the camera as a method for driving and documenting change.

Belfast Exposed has won 19 awards for the delivery of work we deliver in the field of mental health. The workshops build coincidence and self-esteem, and for coping with certain conditions, illnesses and struggles that affect lives. Working annually with health providers and groups to combat the effects on individuals and communities, using photography as a distraction, coping mechanism and catalyst for improving their quality of life. As a result, we are now one of the leaders in the mental health sector.

Over a 100 photography projects were delivered by Belfast Exposed within communities last year. Our community photography projects provide exciting, enjoyable and creative experiences that build technical and capacity building skills that add value to community development and arts-led regeneration.

Over 2,000 community participants last year used photography to highlight issues of importance, creating narratives about their community for their community whilst sharing these stories to a wider audience through exhibitions and publications.

Current Work

Past Work

My Shoes Might Fit You

4th March 2015 - 7th March 2015

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START Project

21st March 2014 - 21st March 2014

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A Different View

2nd January 2015 - 7th February 2015

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Belfast Exposed & AES Calendar Launch

18th December 2014 - 24th December 2014

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Samhain: Shadows, Sounds & Stories

20th November 2014 - 7th December 2014

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Without Power There is Darkness

2nd June 2014 - 13th June 2014

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Living in the Moment

1st April 2014 - 24th April 2014

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In Full Bloom Exhibition – Experiences

10th May 2018 - 10th August 2018

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27th September 2019 - 15th November 2019

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Through the Looking Glass

24th October 2019 - 28th November 2019

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Arts and Older People

4th November 2019 - 28th August 2020

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Picture This

25th August 2020 - 23rd March 2021

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Seamus Heaney Homeland

18th November 2019 - 3rd August 2020

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Atlas Women’s Centre

22nd July 2020 - 9th September 2020

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Open Eyes Portraiture Photography

10th August 2020 - 24th November 2020

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Ballybeen Women’s Centre

17th January 2020 - 5th February 2021

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Young Futures 2020/21

12th November 2020 - 10th June 2021

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Natural Connections

1st March 2021 - 22nd April 2021

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Looking Through Our Eyes

14th October 2020 - 25th November 2020

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Belfast Exposed Photography Academy Showcase 2022

24th May 2022 - 25th May 2022

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Coronation Generation 2023

4th May 2023 - 20th May 2023

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Showing the faces of dementia with Alzheimer’s NI

21st May 2019 - 22nd May 2019

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Young People Behind the Lens

25th September 2023 - 7th October 2023

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