Against The Image: Photography. Media. Manipulation. 3

Ulster Museum, in partnership with Belfast Photo Festival 2022 have developed an exhibition which examines the authority of the photograph in our era of mass media and mass (mis)information.

The way we consume news and media imagery has evolved, with access to the world seemingly at our fingertips: is what we see the reality?
Artists are exposing this tension: between the truth of events and how they are presented. Responding to various global events and conflicts, the artists included in this exhibition challenge and expose photography’s highly subjective and mediated nature. They do this by subverting the medium itself -working onto the surface of, distorting, or otherwise manipulating images – to expose narratives that often go unseen or in some ways resist representation. In doing so, they encourage us to question what photographic practice is in the modern age and reflect on how we absorb media in our daily lives.

This exhibition is supported by The Northern Irish Art Network.


Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast, BT9 5AB



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Ulster Museum

Contact Name: Hannah Mason

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