Belfast Exposed


28th Nov - 2nd Dec

This is Me – in partnership with TESSA

We are proud to present 'This is Me', an exhibition in partnership with TESSA (Therapeutic, Education and Support Services i...

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14th Nov - 18th Nov

Type 1 Through the Lens – with Diabetes UK Northern Ireland

This World Diabetes Day [14th November], Diabetes UK Northern Ireland will unveil a unique photography exhibition that captur...

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25th Sep - 7th Oct

Young People Behind the Lens

Over the summer, a group of young people from Start 360 explored the cityscape of Belfast. They found new ways to see the...

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21st May - 22nd May

Showing the faces of dementia with Alzheimer’s NI

Ahead of the Alzheimer’s Society Annual Conference 2019 (ASAC19), Belfast Exposed was commissioned by Alzheimer’s NI to w...

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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.