Belfast Exposed is Northern Ireland’s leading gallery for contemporary photography. Founded by a collective of local photographers in 1983, Belfast Exposed provides a venue focusing on the production of politically and socially engaged works. The gallery also wishes to challenge representations of the city as a place of conflict. The enterprise, which is located in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter, consists of two galleries, a bookshop and a diverse arts programme of exhibitions and workshops. Furthermore, Belfast Exposed boasts an impressive archive of half a million images, of which 2000 have been digitised. These can be viewed upstairs in the Exchange Gallery. The Gallery also provides a platform for international photographers who seek recognition of their work in Ireland. With such rich offerings, Belfast Exposed tops every photo lovers’ list of galleries to experience.