Starting out as a press photographer covering the closing stages of the conflict here in Northern Ireland, before moving on to more in-depth, social documentary work around the world, Andrew McConnell has developed an incredible reputation as an intrepid photojournalist, creating a powerful body of work that is both provocative and emotive.
In this free exhibition at the Belmore Court Hotel, Andrew presents a selection of his work spanning an award-winning career and including pieces that he’s also exhibited in London, New York, Seville and Dubai. Andrew’s work has also previously appeared in publications such as National Geographic Magazine, Newsweek, Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Guardian, FT Magazine, Vanity Fair, the Sunday Times Magazine, Der Spiegel, L’espresso, and Internazionale. Most recently, Andrew picked up 1st places in both World Press Photo, Portrait Story and Arts & Entertainment, and NPPA Best of Photojournalism, Best of Show, as well as a gold and a silver at the China International Press Photo Contest.
Andrew’s photojournalism is both social documentation and dramatic insight onto the world at large, from the people working the salt mines of Uganda, to those misplaced by floods in Pakistan and those misplaced by the war in Syria, to the rubbish dumps of Accra, Ghana, where children survive by gathering anything of value from the West’s technological waste. His eye for a human story is incredible, told through the camera lens in a deeply personal way, with great empathy and humanity – this exhibition is simply unmissable.
Andrew McConnell, Photojournalist, Exhibition is at the Belmore Court & Motel from Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th October, running all day.
You can see more and get a flavour of Andrew’s work at andrewmcconnell.com/
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