Belfast Exposed


1st Dec - 25th Feb

Street View: Chad Alexander

From December 2022, Belfast Exposed is proud to be sharing a range of work by Chad Alexander via our Street View installation...

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9th Feb - 18th Mar

She / Her / Hers / Herself

In January 2023, Belfast Exposed presents an exhibition of new work by the socially engaged artist Anthony Luvera, She / Her ...

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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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Artist Talk: Cathal McNaughton



18th August 2022




Belfast Exposed



About The Event

Belfast Exposed invites you to an Artist Talk with Pulitzer Price Winner Cathal McNaughton as he discusses his project, 'Valley Of Tears' on display in the Studio Gallery from 4th August till 27th September.

The Talk will take place in Belfast Exposed on Thursday 18th August from 6pm.

You can book your free ticket here

While working as a photojournalist in Srinagar, Kashmir - the disputed region between India and Pakistan - McNaughton took a series of honest, stripped-back portraits of participants on both sides of ongoing civil unrest. With only natural light and nothing more than 'gaffer tape and bed sheets to form a studio, the portraits were shot quickly, in a lull between periods of unrest and with only limited time for McNaughton to build trust and understanding with his subjects. In some cases, he had only a few minutes when conditions were right and he was able to shoot.

'We are delighted to once again be showing a collection of Cathal McNaughton's work. A photographer and photo journalist of global importance, Cathal's work cuts straight to the heat of the stories he covers. Valley of Tears is no exception and these portraits showcase a completely different side of the story of civil unrest, as well as exhibiting McNaughton's skill and empathy behind the lens, given the difficult conditions in which this work was shot' ~ Deirdre Robb, Belfast Exposed CEO.