We conserve land through outreach, restoration, and research.

 

Some of the Earth's greatest landscapes are threatened by increased road construction, oil and gas exploration, and mining. We aim to protect these areas from inappropriate development, but we cannot achieve our goals alone. Find out how you can help.

All photography provided by Jared Chambers

 

The archive project

The Belfast Archive Project is a not-for-profit association dedicated to preserve and present our vanishing photographic heritage. The ‘Project’ has been entrusted with collections of film negatives and prints in order to protect them for future generations. In all, there are over 100,000 images including 8 mm moving film. These images are at risk of deteriorating so our focus is to preserve, digitise and make them accessible through curated exhibitions, online galleries and print publications.
The Project has amassed its unique collection from many sources, images that are exciting, indelible, stimulating and moving. The archive includes the work of some of N. Ireland’s most respected photographers. The Project aims to keep our shared photographic heritage as a vital part of our future.

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sandy row

Nearly 45 years after his groundbreaking work on Sandy Row, Kirk returned to the area to find contemporary images of a community on the cusp of another major “re-development” phase. This idea started in early 2016 following the success of Kirk’s BAP exhibition and book of photographs from 1974. The idea was one of a number of projects identified after his entire collection of negatives were scanned and preserved by BAP over the previous year.

“Sandy Row Revisited” came about after the realisation that what was missing from the images were the stories behind them. We were spurred on by the untimely death of Jackie Robinson, a fountain of knowledge about the area and set about the task of gathering oral histories.

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What we are up to

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