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  • York Street, Belfast Campus

    BT15 1ED Belfast

    United Kingdom

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Personal profile


Dr Clare Gallagher is lecturer for MFA Photography and BA (Hons) Photography with Video. She studied in London, Canterbury, Toulouse and Belfast, earning 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, 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.

External positions

Board Member, Belfast Photo Festival, Belfast Photo Festival

External Examiner, IADT

External Examiner, University of Sunderland

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Research Output

The Second Shift

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

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Open Access
  • 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: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., p. 351-367

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Verges: Exhibition at Golden Thread Gallery

    Gallagher, C., 3 May 2018

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

  • Not Alone: A Touring Exhibition for Our Strange New World

    Gallagher, C. & Richards, P., Aug 2020

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

  • Prizes

  • Activities

    Clare Gallagher in Conversation with Dr Mirjami Schuppert

    Clare Gallagher (Speaker), & Mirjami Schuppert (Speaker)

    5 Dec 2019

    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, ...

    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)

    30 Jun 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Clare Gallagher in Conversation with Mary Molloy

    Clare Gallagher (Speaker)

    29 Sep 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Press / Media

    Top 15 photography books of 2019

    Clare Gallagher


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    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