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  • York Street, Belfast Campus

    BT15 1ED Belfast

    United Kingdom

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Personal profile


Clare Gallagher is lecturer for BA Hons Photography with Video and MFA Photography. She studied in London, Canterbury, Toulouse and Belfast, earning an MFA with distinction, and is a Fellow of the HEA. Her practice focuses on the everyday experience of home and mothering and has been exhibited internationally. Clare is currently working on a PhD exploring photographic strategies for representing the 'second shift' - the unpaid housework and care undertaken by working mothers - and revealing it as complex and valuable.

External positions

Board Member, Belfast Photo Festival, Belfast Photo Festival

External Examiner, IADT

External Examiner, University of Sunderland

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Research Output

Boring pictures: photography as art of the everyday: Chapter 20 in Bull, Stephen (ed) A Companion to Photography

Gallagher, C. & Bull, S. (ed.), 28 Jun 2019, A Companion to Photography. Chichester, p. 351-367

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Verges

    Gallagher, C., 3 May 2018, Dublin.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • The Second Shift

    Gallagher, C., 1 Dec 2019, 64 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Open Access
  • Beyond View: Celebrating Ten Years of Photography at Belfast School of Art

    Gallagher, C., 8 Mar 2018

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

  • Prizes

  • Activities

    • 5 Invited talk
    • 2 Oral presentation
    • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
    • 1 Membership of board

    Belfast Photo Festival (External organisation)

    Clare Gallagher (Chair)
    17 Sep 2019 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership of board

    Clare Gallagher in Conversation with Dr Mirjami Schuppert

    Clare Gallagher (Speaker), Mirjami Schuppert (Speaker)
    5 Dec 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Clare Gallagher in conversation with Dr Mirjami Schuppert

    Clare Gallagher (Speaker)
    30 Jun 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Photographing the Home

    Clare Gallagher (Organiser)
    23 Apr 201825 Apr 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

    Clare Gallagher in Conversation with Mary Molloy

    Clare Gallagher (Speaker)
    29 Sep 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Press / Media

    The Second Shift by Clare Gallagher

    Clare Gallagher


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    The Second Shift - Conscientious Photography Magazine

    Clare Gallagher


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Top 15 photography books of 2019

    Clare Gallagher


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research