Monday, 30 November 2009

I Wish More of Us Could Expose.

Way back in the mists of time, pre 9/11 when Americans loved terrorists and donating to their favourite charity the IRA, when the Kennedy family thought FAR & AWAY was a documentary, in the town that suffered most, Belfast, they set up a photographic archive of events that were happening on their streets. Collecting since 1983 and amassing half a million images often by unknown photographers such as the photograph of a paramilitary 'punishment' above BELFAST EXPOSED has continued to be community focused while also exhibiting work by acclaimed local and international photographers. This strikes me as a model that more cities including this one would do well to adopt.
If only Manchester had a few quid to spare to start things off but I know they haven't, what with the recession and all, they have to cut costs.

5 comments:

Brenda said...

Thanks for this Mark, a great resource.

Mark Page said...

Not a problem. Brenda would love it if you would get involved with this: http://manchesterphotography.blogspot.com/2009/11/ive-got-bit-of-idea-and-need-your-help.html

Mark Page said...

Any pic you like, let your imagination soar........

David J Colbran said...

It's a gallery and resource centre I've visited on many occasions, thoroughly recommended to anyone on a trip to Belfast.

Andy Clarke said...

Im pretty sure they do workshops are open to any suggestions when it comes to exhibitions