“There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.”
— Robert Frank
‘Fancy a Dander?‘ …. is an exhibition by West Belfast photographer Sean Allen.
The exhibition was launched at The Belfast Feile An Phoball Festival in August 2017 and was met with great reviews and will take the viewer on a tour around the streets of Belfast between 1986 -1998 and will provide a glimpse into the lives and the resilience of the people that Allen encountered.
The photographs encompass the genres of Street Photography, Social Documentary and Press Photography at their most authentic. Influenced by photographers such as Robert Doisneau, Bert Hardy and Don Mc Cullin Sean captures, in gritty black and white images, the humour, geniality and rawness of a working-class community whose sense of humanity prevails through troubled times.
A selection of some of Sean’s photographs will be available for purchase in the coming weeks watch out for an option on the main menu. If you would like to host this exhibition or discuss usage rights to any photos please contact Sean for more information on the contact page here.
Sean is currently working on his first book Fancy a Dander 1 which will include images from this exhibition among other images from his collection and is due to be published in Spring/Summer 2020.
*a ‘dander’ is Belfast slang for a walk