Past Belfast Exchange Gallery Exhibition

The Village

Hans Klemmer - 7 February to 1 March 2013

Broadway Parade

Broadway Parade

Ebor Street, cleared land

Ebor Street, cleared land

French Park, new building

French Park, new building

Monarch Parade I

Monarch Parade I

Monarch Parade II

Monarch Parade II

Klemmer has documented ‘The Village’ neighbourhood in south-west Belfast, a once thriving, historically significant area that is now in the process of being knocked down and rebuilt by the Housing Executive.

The images in the exhibition, chosen from a collection of several hundred photographs, are the result of more than two years of photographing the people and structures in The Village and are supplemented by images from the BX archive taken by Sean McKernan, Mervyn Smyth and the Windsor Women’s Centre.

Hans Klemmer is partnering with the Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, which has been working to defend traditional red brick terraced dwellings across the city and continues to promote them as a platform for job creation and heritage-led regeneration.

Hans Klemmer is an American photographer from the Chicago area with a particular interest in documenting historic architecture who has been working as an image-maker and photography lecturer for nearly 30 years. He completed his Masters of Fine Arts degree at the University of Ulster in 2012.