Belfast Exposed


3rd Aug - 16th Sep

Portrait of Humanity Vol. 5

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1st Jun - 22nd Jul

Else Time | Ulster University MFA Photography Exhibition 2023

In this unique time that we find ourselves in, the things that once were so certain, are no longer so.Else Time is an 'ot...

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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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4th May - 20th May

Coronation Generation 2023

Bringing together young people from across communities for Coronation GenerationIn April 2023, Belfast Exposed worked wit...

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Street View: ‘Ambassadors’ by Abbey Bratcher

Street View

7th Oct 2021 to 13th Nov 2021

About The Exhibition

Belfast Exposed is proud to present Street View: Ambassadors by artist Abbey Bratcher.

Ambassadors set out to inspire and inform others about the importance of coexisting and protecting our natural world before it is too late. As humans, we tend to anthropomorphize animals, believing them to embody human-like qualities. In contrast, Abbey believes each animal to be its own unique creature. Therefore, Abbey focuses on light, shadow, and each species’ distinctive textures to highlight the immense details of each animal.

The remarkable detail is exposed in a dramatic natural light as these ambassadors claim their independent existence, giving the viewer the ability to experience each species as its own entity. With habitat loss and poaching acting as major threats to many species, Abbey's intention is to intimately immerse my viewer in each portrait, allowing them to stand witness to a personal conversation about our vanishing wildlife.

Video Link: Street View: Ambassadors by Abbey Bratcher

Street View

The award-winning 'Street View' provides a multimedia exhibition experience to increase the accessibility and visibility of photography on the streets of Belfast. Street View is a large digital window display, complemented with audio narratives, that showcases contemporary artwork by internationally renowned and local emerging photographers to an external audience on the streets of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter.

Belfast Exposed believe photography is for everyone, it is accessible, meaningful and has the ability to tell stories, allowing us to create dialogue and reflect upon our history, inform our present and inspire a positive future. Street View is another opportunity to extend our vision beyond the confines of the gallery.

The Artists

Abbey Bratcher

Artist Biography

Raised in the American South, and currently based in Memphis, TN, Abbey Bratcher recently completed her Master of Fine Arts in Photography at Ulster University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, earning her a distinction. Abbey is a commercial and Fine Art photographer. She has a passion for working with people to create compelling imagery that unfolds powerful stories. In addition to her commercial work Abbey actively creates awareness as it pertains to environmental concerns and the importance of wildlife for our present and our future. Her project "Ambassadors" has been exhibited across America such as Tennessee, Vermont, South Carolina, Minnesota, Virginia and in Europe featuring in Berlin and currently, at Belfast Exposed, Northern Ireland. Abbey's projects have been further featured in the Pingyao International Photography Festival and additionally, Abbey has been published in RPS Journal and featured in Source Magazine Online.


Exhibition Opening

Thursday 7th October | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Belfast Exposed