Belfast Photo Festival 2017 launched

 

 

Belfast Photo festival returns this month and will run from 1-30th June with exhibitions, talks, workshops, masterclasses, tours, portfolio reviews, and screenings taking place across 25 venues within the city.

Launched in 2011, this major photographic event attracts over 80 thousand visitors a year, celebrating some of the finest National and International contemporary photography across 30 museums, galleries and public venues.

Locations include Victoria Square, the Ulster Museum, Writers Square, and St. Anne’s Square.

This year’s festival will explore the theme of sexuality and gender, with highlights including the Ulster Museum exhibition, Fashion – A Matter of Attitude, a talk by Mike Trow, current Picture Editor at Vogue; Juno Calypso’s photographic mission, The Honeymoon Suite; and the return of the Royal Photographic Society’s International Print Exhibition.

We spoke to Festival Director Michael Weir:

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