Belfast’s 2nd Photo Festival aims to be picture perfect

This event, which has been two years in the planning, aims to attract thousands of visitors to exhibitions and events being held in 30 different galleries, museums and public spaces across the city centre.

An exciting programme of exhibitions under the thematic ‘Spectacle’ will present a variety of styles and approaches to the medium with internationally renowned photographers such as Roger Ballen, Mirko Martins and Cedric Delcaux to name but a few.

Alongside will be 10 days of workshops, film screenings, portfolio reviews, tours and live events, which offer participation and enjoyment of the photographic medium and Northern Ireland’s rich photographic heritage.

Supported by Northern Ireland Tourist Board and Arts Council, Belfast City Council and Iris Colour – Belfast Photo Festival, Northern Ireland’s premier visual arts Festival, is back for 2013 with some of the hottest national and international photographic talent from Belfast to the far corners of the globe from 6th – 30th June 2013.

Highlights include ‘On-Set’ (Ulster Museum), which presents behind the scenes photography taken during the filming of major features shot in Northern Ireland, including HBO’s highly successful series Game of Thrones. Or if you visit The Naughton Gallery (Queens University) you’ll witness the Star Wars Universe merge seamlessly into the world’s most modern cities within Cedric Delsaux’s series ‘Dark Lens.’

Encouraging enjoyment of the photographic medium, the Festival caters for the enthusiast to the professional, with workshops throughout the city. Including those lead by the prestigious international photographic co-operative, Magnum Photo and a masterclass by renowned photographer Roger Ballen.

ACMV is happy to be part of Belfast Photo Festival 2013 in form of a presentation and projection under the theme ‚Spectacle‘, on Saturday June 8th. Further details for both events can be found in the Festival Programme on Page 16 + 23, as well as here:
Belfast Photo Festival & ACMV #2 | Programme Launch

The 2013 Programme: ‚Spectacle‘ with the full list of exhibitions and events
can be viewed/downloaded here.
Belfast Photo Festival on Facebook

Image © Cedric Delsaux, ‚Jungo Fet Paris‘


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