Belfast Exposed

Exhibitions

1st Mar - 22nd Apr

Natural Connections

Belfast Exposed is delighted to partner with Translink on a photography competition to capture the 'Natural Connections' whic...

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8th Mar - 17th Apr

Street View: Matthew Finn

Belfast Exposed is delighted to present Street View: Matthew Finn which features four projects - Mother, Uncle, Wife and So...

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Community

1st Mar - 22nd Apr

Natural Connections

Belfast Exposed is delighted to partner with Translink on a photography competition to capture the 'Natural Connections' whic...

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12th Nov - 10th Jun

Young Futures 2020/21

The ‘Young Futures’ programme, funded by Children in Need & Foyle Foundation, focuses on growing the next generation ...

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Sun City

Gallery 1

28th Jan 2005 to 25th Feb 2005

About The Exhibition

In 1960 Del Webb, an American developer, built the nation's first seniors-only community, 'Sun City' in Arizona USA, promoting 'an active new way of life' for retired citizens. The Del Webb Corp. now has 15 communities throughout the country, with as many as 10 percent of all Americans over 70 currently living in age-segregated communities.

According to photographer Peter Granser and writer Bill Donahue, Sun City is the antithesis of a wild place. 'There are no weeds in the sidewalk cracks or on the manicured expanses of its seven 18-hole golf courses. If you stroll through the cul-de-sacs at eight in the evening, all you will hear is the liquid whir of hundreds of air conditioners. Everyone is inside, gathering strength to do battle against the most chronic and brutal of natural forces, human decay.'

Peter Granser celebrates, with the fresh eye of a foreigner, a distinctly American hope. The people in these photographs are believers. They have worked 40 years at the insurance company, hardware store, tire factory and are determined to enjoy the leisure years they have earned.

The Artists

Peter Granser