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British Life Awards - British Life Photography Awards Portfolio 1

Review: British Life Photography Awards: Portfolio 1

The British Life Photography Awards: Portfolio 1 is a catalogue book of the winners and finalists of an inaugural event “to capture and share” the perspectives of photographers from all walks of life. The inspiration for the contest comes from

British Life Awards - British Life Photography Awards Portfolio 1

Review: British Life Photography Awards: Portfolio 1

The British Life Photography Awards: Portfolio 1 is a catalogue book of the winners and finalists of an inaugural event “to capture and share” the perspectives of photographers from all walks of life. The inspiration for the contest comes from

20150310 Photobook 01

A festival photobook

As part of the Ulster Festival of Art & Design at Ulster University, I dropped in on a 30-minute photobook lab. Inside a pop-up style workspace on the ground floor of the Belfast campus were a few tables strewn with

20150310 Photobook 01

A festival photobook

As part of the Ulster Festival of Art & Design at Ulster University, I dropped in on a 30-minute photobook lab. Inside a pop-up style workspace on the ground floor of the Belfast campus were a few tables strewn with

Nasim-Iran/Northern Ireland (c) Laurence Gibson

“Don’t see migrant community as ‘them and us'”: High Sheriff of Belfast

“Don’t see migrant community as ‘them and us’”: High Sheriff of Belfast At a launch event for a photography exhibition at Belfast City Hall, the High Sheriff of Belfast, Councillor Gareth McKee, told the audience not to see the migrant

Nasim-Iran/Northern Ireland (c) Laurence Gibson

“Don’t see migrant community as ‘them and us'”: High Sheriff of Belfast

“Don’t see migrant community as ‘them and us’”: High Sheriff of Belfast At a launch event for a photography exhibition at Belfast City Hall, the High Sheriff of Belfast, Councillor Gareth McKee, told the audience not to see the migrant

20150525 World Atlas

Review: World Atlas of Street Photography (Jackie Higgins)

I have not studied photography formally, but take solace that many of the 100 photographers featured in this thorough volume of the urban landscape and its people have learned their craft from the harsh realities of the street. Nevertheless I

20150525 World Atlas

Review: World Atlas of Street Photography (Jackie Higgins)

I have not studied photography formally, but take solace that many of the 100 photographers featured in this thorough volume of the urban landscape and its people have learned their craft from the harsh realities of the street. Nevertheless I

Countryside, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

My favourite photo locations

Recently my brother asked me where were my favourite photo locations. I don’t know if “favourite” is the right word. Photography encompasses many genres, and photojournalists let their curiosity and ambitions take them wherever they’re called, whether on assignments or self-motivated

Countryside, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

My favourite photo locations

Recently my brother asked me where were my favourite photo locations. I don’t know if “favourite” is the right word. Photography encompasses many genres, and photojournalists let their curiosity and ambitions take them wherever they’re called, whether on assignments or self-motivated

DAVISON David - Frank Browne A Life through the Lens

Review: Frank Browne: A Life through the Lens (David and Edwin Davison)

God can sanctify photography. With a poem by Pope Leo XIII, Colin Ford explains the basis for how Irish Jesuit Frank Browne acquired a camera from his bishop uncle, at the age of 17, and kept making images throughout his

DAVISON David - Frank Browne A Life through the Lens

Review: Frank Browne: A Life through the Lens (David and Edwin Davison)

God can sanctify photography. With a poem by Pope Leo XIII, Colin Ford explains the basis for how Irish Jesuit Frank Browne acquired a camera from his bishop uncle, at the age of 17, and kept making images throughout his

20140607 UPSP

Mr Ulster enters a photo competition: Urban Picnic Street Photography

Nothing like a competition to focus the mind. Urban Picnic Street Photography organises an annual competition, with entrants allowed to submit three of their finest. I don’t fancy my chances, as I’m relatively new to this game. But if it

20140607 UPSP

Mr Ulster enters a photo competition: Urban Picnic Street Photography

Nothing like a competition to focus the mind. Urban Picnic Street Photography organises an annual competition, with entrants allowed to submit three of their finest. I don’t fancy my chances, as I’m relatively new to this game. But if it

20131022 JFK Proud Book

Review: Jacques Lowe: My Kennedy Years (Proud Gallery)

Thanks to an article published in British Airways’ in-flight magazine, High Life, I learned of a photo exhibition of the work of Jacques Lowe, who was a personal and professional photographer for John F. Kennedy. On display at the Proud

20131022 JFK Proud Book

Review: Jacques Lowe: My Kennedy Years (Proud Gallery)

Thanks to an article published in British Airways’ in-flight magazine, High Life, I learned of a photo exhibition of the work of Jacques Lowe, who was a personal and professional photographer for John F. Kennedy. On display at the Proud

20130517 Belfast Exposed

Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography. Discuss.

To mark its 30th anniversary, Belfast Exposed has organised an extensive exhibition of photographic work, displayed both at its premises on Donegall Street as well as at The MAC. The exhibition — Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography — “focuses

20130517 Belfast Exposed

Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography. Discuss.

To mark its 30th anniversary, Belfast Exposed has organised an extensive exhibition of photographic work, displayed both at its premises on Donegall Street as well as at The MAC. The exhibition — Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography — “focuses

20130121 POTD 2012

POTD 2012

At the start of 2012, I resolved to take a photo a day, a 365-day (actually, 366-day with the leap year). I did it. Most of the time the daily image presented itself subconsciously, whether walking to or from my

20130121 POTD 2012

POTD 2012

At the start of 2012, I resolved to take a photo a day, a 365-day (actually, 366-day with the leap year). I did it. Most of the time the daily image presented itself subconsciously, whether walking to or from my

20120211 IMG_1490

Mr Ulster learns street photography

Recently I took a one-day course on street photography, held at Belfast Exposed. My motivation was that while I learned how to use a camera 30 years ago (printing from black and white film shot in a Canon AE1 Program),

20120211 IMG_1490

Mr Ulster learns street photography

Recently I took a one-day course on street photography, held at Belfast Exposed. My motivation was that while I learned how to use a camera 30 years ago (printing from black and white film shot in a Canon AE1 Program),

20120112 Foyle Foto Exhibitions

Foto Foyle 2012 Exhibitions

As coincidence would have it, I was in Derry-Londonderry for a set of meetings and decided to stay on for an early evening launch event of the 2012 Foto Foyle programme of photo exhibitions. Inside The Playhouse was a display

20120112 Foyle Foto Exhibitions

Foto Foyle 2012 Exhibitions

As coincidence would have it, I was in Derry-Londonderry for a set of meetings and decided to stay on for an early evening launch event of the 2012 Foto Foyle programme of photo exhibitions. Inside The Playhouse was a display

20091023 OPENCities logo

OpenCities photo exhibition in Belfast

Last night I attended the launch of the Open Cities photography exhibition, which is on display at the Victoria Square mall in Belfast. Belfast City Lord Mayor, Naomi Long, gave a fine speech (video above), in which she described the

20091023 OPENCities logo

OpenCities photo exhibition in Belfast

Last night I attended the launch of the Open Cities photography exhibition, which is on display at the Victoria Square mall in Belfast. Belfast City Lord Mayor, Naomi Long, gave a fine speech (video above), in which she described the

20090113 Buchanan Mixed

Review: Roderick Buchanan (Ormeau Baths)

I viewed the Roderick Buchanan exhibition at the Ormeau Baths Gallery. I was intrigued by the references to sectarianism. Much of what was displayed was drawn on his “Histrionics” work, commissioned by the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow Museums, in

20090113 Buchanan Mixed

Review: Roderick Buchanan (Ormeau Baths)

I viewed the Roderick Buchanan exhibition at the Ormeau Baths Gallery. I was intrigued by the references to sectarianism. Much of what was displayed was drawn on his “Histrionics” work, commissioned by the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow Museums, in

20090108 John Carson Timelines

John Carson: Friend Map revisited

During 1975 and 1976, artist John Carson visited friends and family in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and photographed them in their homes. The photographs were placed on a map of the area to create an artwork depicting a social network of

20090108 John Carson Timelines

John Carson: Friend Map revisited

During 1975 and 1976, artist John Carson visited friends and family in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and photographed them in their homes. The photographs were placed on a map of the area to create an artwork depicting a social network of

20081210 Frames Reality

Frames of Reality 2008

I am a big fan of the Peres Center for Peace, which is a non-governmental and non-partisan organisation dedicated to promoting peaceful relations between Arabs and Israelis. Its activities include the expected peace exchanges, but there’s also local business-to-business development, youth leadership, mixed sports,

20081210 Frames Reality

Frames of Reality 2008

I am a big fan of the Peres Center for Peace, which is a non-governmental and non-partisan organisation dedicated to promoting peaceful relations between Arabs and Israelis. Its activities include the expected peace exchanges, but there’s also local business-to-business development, youth leadership, mixed sports,