4 highlights of the 2015 Belfast Photo Festival

Belfast Photo Festival, 4 – 30th June, has revealed its 2015 programme. 

The festival, which will be staged across a wide range of Belfast City venues, will explore the theme of photography’s ‘Convergence’ with other art forms through exhibitions, workshops, screenings, masterclasses, reviews and tours.

This year’s festival, which has been in development for two years, aims to make photography accessible to everyone of all ages and tastes. So whether you are an enthusiast or a professional you will find something that will inspire and encourage you to get involved.

Some of the key highlights for this year’s festival include; 

The Iris Colour Photo Park at Writer’s Square including an exhibition of work celebrating Belfast’s aspiring young photographers.

The DeLorean Print Project at City Hall Lawn featuring a celebratory commemorative sculpture converging with photography that celebrates the 35th anniversary of the unveiling of the car as well as the year visited in the film Back to the Future 2 (2015).

Street art talk with Mentalgassi who converge street art with photographs – watch out for some of their work in the Cathedral Quarter during the festival.

Urban Photo Walk which encourages people to take a camera and photograph some of Belfast’s stunning architecture.

Since its inception in 2011 the Festival has grown from strength to strength and especially on the International stage. The range of participating International artists such as Roger Ballen, Alec Soth and Ai Wei Wei and funders such as Prohelvetia, U.S. Embassy and Arts Council NI serves as a reminder of how important it is to continue to celebrate and showcase our rich photographic heritage.

For the full Festival programme visit www.belfastphotofestival.com

Post Author: Belfast Times

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