Open Now

Belfast Photo Factory Open Submission Exhibition
  June –
July 2012

Patricia Eichart: Just Wait Here; © Patricia Eichart

Gallery of Photography is delighted to host Open Now – an open submission exhibition organised by Belfast Photo Factory, a young photographic collective providing resources and opportunities for emerging photographic artists to develop and continue their practice.

The seventeen artists invited to participate in Open Now are: Alex Wong (Turkey), Andy Rochelli (Italy), Anne Ackermann (Germany), Davide Maione (UK), Emer Gillespie (UK), Gianluca Gamberini (France), Gwynne Johnson (USA), Ian Bamford (Ireland), Jessica Hines (USA), Kayung Lai (UK), Mateusz Sarello (Poland), Patricia Eichart (Germany), Patricia Van De Camp (Holland), Paul Gaffney (Ireland), Robert Ellis (Ireland), Saba Ferrari (Italy) and Stefania Sapio (Ireland).

The artists were selected for Open Now by jury members Donovan Wylie (photographer, Magnum Photos), Tanya Kiang and Trish Lambe, (curators, Gallery of Photography Ireland) from a total of 270 submissions from 32 nations around the world. The Open Now exhibition is a testament to the strength and diversity of contemporary photographic practices. All works on show are also available for purchase.

Admission is free

For further information, for image scans, please contact: Darragh Shanahan, Communications Manager, Gallery of Photography Ireland. or telephone 01-6714654day March 25th


About Open Now

The Belfast Photo Factory Open Now Inaugural Exhibition opened at Gallery 9 River House Gallery, High St, Belfast on 3 May 2012.

About Belfast Photo Factory

Belfast Photo Factory itself is a young photographic collective which aims to provide an environment to help emerging photographic artists to continue and develop their practice. We encourage open, honest peer discussion and through self-generated initiatives are generating funds required to supply our members with the best equipment available to help them complete their work without needing to go outside of Northern Ireland.

Belfast Photo Factory
River House
48 High Street
Belfast BT1 2DR