About The Belfast Photo Festival

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A new high impact Festival for young people in Northern Ireland, the Belfast Photo Festival Youth Edition builds on and complements the existing work through the International Belfast Photo Festival, running programmed events throughout April 2014 and 2016, coinciding with the school ‘Easter Holidays.’ 

Through this event we aim to discover and train the photographers of the future. Photography enables young people to capture their view of the world and their interests. By selecting key photographers and artists who capture the imagination, we will provide a programme that does not just occupy time but builds skills through having fun.

By providing innovative photography based workshop opportunities and age specific events catered for young people aged 4-18, we aim to encourage participation within the local community utilizing the selected use of new technological innovations. Through these we provide training and develop a range of transferrable skills, widening experiences of the city and young peoples sense of community and place while staying relevant to the school curriculum.

An inspirational exhibition programme aimed at young people will run throughout the month of April. Selected work produced during the workshops will form part of these exhibitions therefore involving young people within their community providing encouragement and an improved sense of self belief and achievement.

The Belfast Photo Festival Youth Edition is the only photography inspired Festival in Europe specifically created and catered for young people.


The next Belfast Photo Festival Youth Edition will commence during April 2016

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