Bear witness for peace #PeaceDay #GRWeek18

Bear witness for peace #PeaceDay #GRWeek18

Bear witness for peace #PeaceDay #GRWeek18 by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 21 September 2018 In support for International Peace Day and in conjunction with Good Relations Week and Culture Night Belfast, Belfast City Council hosted an event that featured a keynote speech by Rev. Trevor Williams, addresses by Councillor Tim Attwood, Susan Picken, […]

Wheelchair Mum

I had a couple of hours to pass while waiting for my new spectacles to be fitted. Walking about Belfast city centre, I captured a few moments of street photography. But I missed the image of the day. Approaching Donegall Place from Castle Lane, suddenly a woman in a wheelchair, aged in her 30s, turned […]

Reflected Lives: Broadening the canvas of the past

Reflected Lives: Broadening the canvas of the past

Reflected Lives: Broadening the canvas of the past An oral history project at a Belfast interface by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 10 April 2018 Joe O’Donnell (Strategic Director, Belfast Interface Project) told the audience that the auspicious date for today’s exhibition launch was no accident. With reference to the much publicised conference at […]

Mr Ulster buys a painting

Mr Ulster buys a painting30 November 2017 For my 50th birthday, I wanted a special gift, something that I would always attribute to that milestone event. I have long appreciated visual arts; I even took a few art history modules at university. I dabbled with drawing, which I enjoyed, but quickly realised that getting competent […]

Solace or detachment in our journeys? @Translink_NI photography exhibition

Solace or detachment in our journeys? @Translink_NI photography exhibition

Solace or detachment in our journeys? Translink photography exhibition by Allan LEONARD for Northern Slant 9 August 2017 Passengers who have travelled through Belfast Central Station this summer have had an opportunity to meet others captured in photographs by students from Ulster University’s School of Art.

Open space photography at the Linen Hall Library

Open space photography at the Linen Hall Library

Open space photography at the Linen Hall Library by Allan LEONARD for Northern Slant 31 May 2017 Gaining inspiration from viewing the archive postcard collection at the Linen Hall Library, a group of participants in a community photography workshop facilitated by Belfast Exposed set out to document their views of sharing and respecting open space […]