Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


This exhibition constituted a major survey of Northern Irish photographic practice. It adopted a historical and thematic approach to explore three decades of photography that both originated from and was made in response to the context of Northern Ireland. This exhibition presented an analysis of the development of photography stemming from Northern Ireland, to not only explore its aesthetics, but to also question the extent to which the theme of conflict has dominated the critical reception of Northern Irish photography. The 200 works included in this exhibition, represented Northern Irish photographic practice, both in the development of its visual language and its wider photographic influences, to provide a comprehensive overview of the key trends and debates within its history and the wider contexts of contemporary art and photography. Details: Untitled I (after Caspar David Friedrich) (2002), Space of Doubt (diptych) (2000), Aura of Crisis (1998), all works are colour lightjet photographic prints, each measuring 122 cm x 152 cm, edition of three.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 10 May 2013
EventNorthern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography - The MAC / Belfast
Duration: 10 May 20137 Jul 2013

Bibliographical note

As part of this exhibition I was invited to sit on a discussion panel to deliver a presentation on my work within the context of the history of Northern Ireland photographic practice. My work also featured in the accompanying publication, which surveyed three decades of photographic practice in Northern Ireland with essays by Colin Graham.
Outputmediatype: Photography


  • Photography
  • Northern Ireland.


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