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Michael Weir (Festival Director / Founder)

Michael is the Founder of the Belfast Photo Festival and has been Festival Director since 2009.

He reviews and judges at major International Photography events around the world.


Peggy Sue Amison (Educations Director / Board Member)

Peggy is Director of East Wing Photography Gallery (Dubai). She was previously Artistic Director of Sirius Arts Centre for over 11 years, working as an artist and administrator on the development and execution of various projects with her international network of colleagues.

Professor Paul Seawright (Chairperson)

Paul is known internationally for his evocative photography which is held in collections such as the Tate Modern and San Francisco MoMA among others.

He is Head of Art at the University of Ulster and a Professor of Photography, as well as a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and the Royal Society of Arts.

Donovan Wylie (Board Member)

Donovan is a full member of the famous Magnum Photos and a BAFTA award winner.

He has exhibited his work internationally, exhibiting in galleries such as The Photographer's Gallery (London), PhotoEspana (Madrid), Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin), Victoria & Albert Museum (London) and the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris).

Sophie Wright (Board Member)

As Cultural and Print Room Director at Magnum Photos (London) since 2003, Sophie manages a department whose activity spans exhibitions, books, print sales and education. She represents Magnum photographers through originating and touring exhibitions and negotiating book contracts.

In tandem she works as a freelance consultant in the cultural sector, writing, lecturing and advising on creative projects and business.

John Duncan (Board Member)

John has been Editor of 'Source' photographic review since 1994 and has continued to pursue his own photographic career since 1991.

For four years John has also been the Chairperson of Belfast Photography Gallery.