‘Fancy a Dander?‘ …. is a photographic 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 in the media. The exhibition will take the viewer on a tour around the streets of Belfast between 1986 -1998 (Pre Good Friday Peace Agreement) and will provide a glimpse into the lives and the resilience of the people that Sean 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 can be purchased via the Shop tab here or If you would like to exhibit this exhibition or discuss usage rights please contact Sean for more information in the contact page here.
Sean is currently working on his first book Fancy a Dander 1 which will include images from this exhibition along with many more and is due to be published at the end of 2019.
“There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.”
— Robert Frank
*a ‘dander’ is Belfast slang for a walk