Queer Film Photography Exhibition Fundraiser

Through a series of photographs, No Queer Apologies aims to interrogate both our sense of place and the ways in which queerness exists, permeates and reshapes space.

From exploring the queer experience in both private and public context, and the intersection between these two binaries, this series seeks to strip space of heternormative rules that draw boundaries that articulate what is and what should be.

Instead, and in their place, I hope these photos succeed in illustrating the “open mesh of possibilities, gaps, overlaps, dissonances and resonances, lapses and excesses of meaning” which are performed, expressed and have persisted to reinvent queerness in many of its celebrated iterations, because of and in spite of these rules.

In the private context: mind and body, behind closed doors, half-opened blinds through which the light creeps in, the inner sanctum which sees queerness expressed in relation to oneself, one’s body, one’s thoughts and one’s personal objects.

In the public context, it’s the locker-rooms, the same-sex toilet stalls and the streets, the places sometimes unsafe and the places where heteronormativity’s security is coveted, It’s the places with dark corners cloaked from public view that has made many private moments and acts of queer intimacy possible.

The ‘possibilities’ and its relation to queer expression, looks, feelings, experiences and definitions of all of the above are boundless. These photos are a humble attempt at capturing a few in the light, many grounded in lived experience or memorable conversations. No Queer Apologies establishes what should already be abundantly clear: no apologies were made during the making of this queer project.

I’m highly appreciative of any token of support, financial or otherwise, which you would like to contribute toward the cost of this exhibition.

This is an open invite exhibition at Block T Studios D8 - for one evening only on the 25th February from 18:30-22:30, with live music from Banrion and Boyfrends. For more information, please head over to my Instagram. Hope to see you there! Thank you!

In pride,


Niamh Barry
County Dublin

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