Reciprocated Gaze: Belfast Exposed

I found myself with spare time before the bus commute home, so I popped over to Belfast Exposed, where I knew there was a exhibition of participants in its Stage 3 training photography courses. Coincidentally, I discovered as I walked in that there was a session of portfolio reviews. About half a dozen tables on … Continue reading Reciprocated Gaze: Belfast Exposed

Review – Jacques Lowe: My Kennedy Years (Proud Gallery)

Thanks to an article published in British Airways’ in-flight magazine, High Life, I learned of a photo exhibition of the work of Jacques Lowe, who was a personal and professional photographer for John F. Kennedy. On display at the Proud Gallery, King James’s Street (Sloan Square), are a series of prints of JFK and other … Continue reading Review – Jacques Lowe: My Kennedy Years (Proud Gallery)

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Foto Foyle 2012 Exhibitions

As coincidence would have it, I was in Derry/Londonderry for a set of meetings and decided to stay on for an early evening launch event of the 2012 Foto Foyle programme of photo exhibitions. Inside The Playhouse was a display of a new body of work by Christof Pluemacher, "one of Germany's foremost photographic artists". … Continue reading Foto Foyle 2012 Exhibitions

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Contraband at Belfast Exposed

Belfast Exposed has on display an exhibition by Taryn Simon. Entitled Contraband, to view is a sampling of 1,075 photographs of items detained or seized from passengers (and express mail) entering the United States. The Belfast Exposed exhibition is in the main gallery, with a weekly lunchtime talk every Wednesday. I caught the last talk; … Continue reading Contraband at Belfast Exposed

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Cartoons in Conflict

As part of its 2010 Summer School, Community Dialogue ( hosted an exhibition of international cartoonists' contributions to The Parents Circle - Families Forum (, which is a grassroots organisation based in the Middle East. The Parents Circle - Families Forum represents more than 500 families, both Israeli and Palestinian, who have lost a family … Continue reading Cartoons in Conflict

John Carson: Friend Map revisited

During 1975 and 1976, artist John Carson visited friends and family in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and photographed them in their homes. The photographs were placed on a map of the area to create an artwork depicting a social network of connections and relationships that crossed geographical, religious and political divisions. Some 30 years later, Carson decided … Continue reading John Carson: Friend Map revisited