Photography Oliver Hadlee Pearch

come see some of the best photography from i-D at belfast photo festival

A feast for the eyes, tbh.

by Roisin Lanigan
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05 June 2019, 11:27am

Photography Oliver Hadlee Pearch

Over its 40 year (40 year!) history, i-D has cemented its reputation as a champion of beautiful imagery and cutting edge photography. The pages of the magazine over the past five years have continued this tradition, hosting some of the finest international photographers, both talented young upstarts and world renowned names. This year alone, we’ve seen Greta Thunberg shot by Harley Weir, Nathan Westling introduced to the world by Collier Schorr, a smouldering Timothee Chalamet captured by Mario Sorrenti and the force of nature that is Solange under the lens of Tim Walker.

But unless you have all of those back issues tucked away in your bedroom at home or (like us) spend hours scrolling through i-D’s own Instagram, there’s a chance you may have missed some of the best bits from the past half decade. Well, now’s your chance to see them up close and personal IRL, because i-D is hosting an exhibition as part of this year’s Belfast Photo Festival.

Now entering its eleventh year, the biannual festival celebrates local talent and international photography, this time around focusing on the theme of Truth and Lies. As part of the festival, from tomorrow you can see i-D’s take on the theme of ‘Truth’, and in particular how truth and beauty is communicated in today’s world through the medium of photography. i-D’s images, taken by Harley Weir, Sam Rock, Mario Sorrenti, Campbell Addy, Zoe Ghertner and Oliver Hadlee Pearch, among others, will be on display throughout the city on huge wraps in the town centre and Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter.

For local NI photographers, i-D -- along with VICE, Aperture, The Guardian and The Observer -- will also be taking part in portfolio reviews tomorrow Thursday 6 June, and a panel discussion on the construction of truth through photography in the fake news era. What a way to start your weekend!

If you can’t make that, then don’t worry. You can check out all of i-D’s imagery -- and the rest of the festival’s diverse and beautiful imagery -- throughout the months, until the Belfast Photo Festival ends on 30 June. See you there!

Check out the full programme for Belfast Photo Festival here.