Clare Gallagher
  • York Street, Belfast Campus

    BT15 1ED Belfast

    United Kingdom


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Dr Clare Gallagher is lecturer for MFA Photography and BA (Hons) Photography with Video. She studied in London, Canterbury, Toulouse and Belfast, earning a PhD and an MFA with distinction, and is a Fellow of the HEA. She is external examiner at the University of Sunderland and at IADT, Dún Laoghaire, is a member of the Northern Irish Art Network and is on the board of the Belfast Photo Festival. She has written for Visual Artists Ireland, the British Journal of Photography and contributed a chapter for Stephen Bull's book A Companion to Photography. Clare's practice examines ways of making visible the unseen work of home. She recently published a photobook The Second Shift and has exhibited her work internationally, most recently at the Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, and the Gallery of Photography, Dublin.

Clare is currently chair of supervisors for Ara Devine's PhD on post-memory in post-Troubles Northern Ireland, and supervisor for Sarah Tehan's PhD on post-colonialism and photography, Ashle Bailey's PhD on cultural trauma in Northern Ireland and Elisa Valandro's PhD on memory and family archives.

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External positions

Board Member, Belfast Photo Festival, Belfast Photo Festival

External Examiner, IADT

External Examiner, University of Sunderland


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