Frankie Quinn

By 1st December 2019 Irish Photographers

Born 9th May 1966 (Belfast)
Website frankiequinn.com

Frankie Quinn (b. 1966) was born into the Short Strand/Ballymacarrett community, where he still lives. He began taking photographs in 1982, documenting his community including its role in the conflict in Ireland.
He has remained independent as a freelance photographer servicing newspapers, magazines and books. Quinn holds an MFA in photography from the University of Ulster, Belfast and is currently Director of the Belfast Archive Project.
As well as his native Belfast, he has exhibited in Australia, United States, France and Britain.

Awards and honours

  • 2018 Northern Ireland Arts Council Travel Award
  • 2018 Northern Ireland Arts Council General Arts Award, SIAP (Peacelines IV)
  • 2015 Northern Ireland Arts Council General Arts Award, SIAP (Peacelines III)
  • 2013 Northern Ireland Arts Council General Arts Award, SIAP (The Orange)
  • 2003 Northern Ireland Arts Council/T&GWU Routes Project, Photographer in Residence
  • 2002 Northern Ireland Arts Council General Arts Award, SIAP (Peacelines II)
  • 1997 Northern Ireland Arts Council General Arts Award, SIAP (Grosvenor Pigeon Club)
  • 1995 Northern Ireland Arts Council General Arts Award, SIAP (Border Lives)
  • 1993 Northern Ireland Arts Council General Arts Award, SIAP (Peacelines I)

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions

  • 2019 Temporary Permanent, Ulster Museum, Belfast, Ireland
  • 2019 Cordon Sanitaire, Belfast Exposed, Belfast, Ireland
  • 2019 Peacelines, Xposure International Photography Festival, Sharjah, UAE
  • 2016 Towards 2023, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
  • 2014 The Orange, Red Barn Gallery, Belfast, Ireland
  • 2008 Streets Apart, Obok ZPAF Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2007 Peaceline Panorama, University of Rouen, Rouen, France
  • 1998 All Along the Watch Towers, Clotworthy Arts Centre, Antrim, Ireland
  • 1995 Interface Images, Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast, Ireland
  • 1993 Interface Images, Belfast Exposed, Belfast, Ireland

Group exhibitions

  • 2019 RUA (Royal Ulster Academy), 138th annual exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast, Ireland
  • 2019 Walls of Power, Arles 2019, Maison Des Lices, Arles, France
  • 2018 Faces of Fiacc, Linen Hall Library, Belfast, Ireland
  • 2018 Conflicting Images, Ulster Museum, Belfast, Ireland
  • 2002 Culture & Conflict Group: Settlement, Gallery 400, Chicago, USA
  • 2001 Culture & Conflict Group: Ambiguous Authority, Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago, USA
  • 2000 Culture & Conflict Group: Unlimited Partnerships, CEPA Gallery, New York, USA
  • 1998 Culture and Conflict Group: British Architecture in Ireland, The Puffin Room, New York, USA
  • 1990 Culture and Conflict Group: Acceptable Levels, Irish Arts Centre, New York, USA