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.