Communities

Photograph taken by a student on one of our photography courses

Photograph taken by a student on one of our photography courses

Belfast Exposed has over 20 years' experience delivering photography projects with communities across Northern Ireland. Whether building new skills or community capacity, we design our projects side by side with community partners to enable creativity and critical thinking, where the camera becomes a tool for driving and documenting change.

Belfast Exposed provides hands-on experience in 35mm and digital photography, with participants going out on location, applying Photoshop in the studio or mastering traditional processing and printing skills in our darkroom. Projects provide opportunities for editing and exhibition making alongside advice on archiving and promoting finished work.

Our community clients encompass a wide range of individuals and organisations, involving people of all ages, interests and backgrounds. Whether you are developing a team of local volunteers, providing skills for employability and enterprise, or planning a local promotion or campaign, a Belfast Exposed photography project will provide your community with an exciting, enjoyable and creative experience which adds value to your community development work.

If you are interested in finding out more about our Community Development projects please contact Mervyn here

We are currently updating this page with past projects (see below) and work made by communities is also regularly featured in the Studio space.

 


Past Exhibitions

    2015

  • My Shoes Might Fit You

    COMMUNITY PARTNER: BELB INCLUSION UNIT - FACILITATED BY MERVYN SMYTH
  • Image by Courtney Gallagher

    A Different View

    Community Partner: Strabane DIstrict Council

    2014

  • Belfast Exposed & AES Calendar Launch

    Students of St Nicholas, Victoria, Larne And Inver And Cairncastle Primary Schools
  • Heather Humphreys, T.D. Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht

    Samhain: Shadows, Sounds & Stories

    Collaboration with National Museum of Ireland, Age & Opportunity and Poetry Ireland.
  • Without Power There is Darkness

    Students of St Nicholas, Victoria, Larne and Inver and Cairncastle Primary Schools
  • Living in the moment

    Community Partner: Mullan Mews, Sydenham Court, Clanmill - Facilitated by Mervyn Smyth
  • Wish You Were Here

    Artist: Prime collective
  • SHAPING OUR IDENTITY: A WORK IN PROGRESS

    Community Partner: Cooperation Ireland - facilitated by Mervyn Smyth and Lewis Rankin
  • Annadale Flats - Me. You. Us - Building a United Community

    Community Partner: Annadale and Haywood Residents Association - facilitated by Kelly Morris

    2013

  • SHAPING OUR IDENTITY: A WORK IN PROGRESS

    Community Partner: Cooperation Ireland - facilitated by Mervyn Smyth and Lewis Rankin
  • The MAC, Den project

    Community Partner: The MAC - facilitated by Mervyn Smyth
  • The Roma Community

    Community Partner: B.E.L.B Inclusion Unit - facilitated by Mervyn Smyth
  • TADA/ Derriaghy Village C.A

    Community Partner: Derriaghy Village Community Association - Facilitated by Mervyn Smyth
  • Annadale Flats – Diversity

    Community Partner: Annadale and Haywood Residents Association - facilitated by Tanya Kirk
  • Shankill All Stars

    Community Partner: Shankill All Stars - facilitated by Mervyn Smyth
  • Crosslinks

    Community Partner: Crosslinks - Facilitated by Mervyn Smyth

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  • Impact Training

    Community Partner: Impact Training - facilitated by Mervyn Smyth
  • The Intermix Project

    Community Partner: The Odd Theatre Company and Rathbone - facilitated by Mervyn Smyth

    2012

  • Roe Valley Family Album

    Community Partner: Roe Valley R.A, Bo Valley C.A & Coolesson C.A - facilitated by Rachel Cassidy
  • Hazelwood Integrated College

    Community Partner: Hazelwood Integrated College - facilitated by Tanya Kirk
  • Newtownbreda High School

    Community Partner: Newtownbreda High School - facilitated by Mervyn Smyth
  • MADE Festival, The MAC

    Community Partner: The MAC - facilitated by Mervyn Smyth
  • Victim and Survivors Trust

    - Community Partner: Victim and Survivors Trust - facilitated by Mervyn Smyth
  • St Patrick’s, Dungiven

    Community Partner: St Patrick’s, Dungiven - facilitated by Mervyn Smyth
  • Culture Night Belfast

    Community Partner: Culture Night Belfast - facilitated by Mervyn Smyth

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  • Clanmill/ Sydnenham Court

    Community Partner: Clanmill/ Sydnenham Court - facilitated by Mervyn Smyth
  • Streets Ahead, Lisburn

    Community Partner: Streets Ahead - facilitated by Mervyn Smyth
  • Dunmurry C.A

    Community Partner: Dunmurry Community Association - facilitated by Mervyn Smyth
  • R.N.I.B

    Community Partner: R.N.I.B - facilitated by Mervyn Smyth
  • Antrim Borough Council

    Community Partner: Antrim Borough Council - facilitated by Mervyn Smyth
  • Derriaghy Village C.A

    Community Partner: Derriaghy Village Community Association - facilitated by Mervyn Smyth
  • West Winds

    Community Partner: Ards Arena - facilitated by Mervyn Smyth

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  • Council for the Homeless N.I

    Community Partner: Council for the Homelessness N.I - facilitated by Mervyn Smyth
  • Public Achievements

    Community Partner: Public Achievements - facilitated by Mervyn Smyth

    2010

  • Trans Urban Arts Festival

    Community Partner: Waterfront Hall - facilitated by Mervyn Smyth
  • Children in Need

    Community Partners: Bridge Youth Club, Safer Lisburn and Rossmar School - facilitated by Mervyn Smyth
  • Threshold

    Community Partner: Moyle District Council - facilitated by Mervyn Smyth
  • Spectrum Centre Shankill Road

    Community Partner: Impact Training - facilitated by Mervyn Smyth
  • Arts For All

    Community Partner: Arts For All - facilitated by Mervyn Smyth