Side Gallery

Past Exhibitions

An internationally-renowned gallery that has been celebrating the best in documentary photography since it opened in 1977. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm, Free.

Side Gallery is committed to documentary in the tradition of the concerned photographer. Exhibitions include Amber production, commissions and historical and contemporary work from around the world that inspires us. Talks and events are organised around most of the exhibitions. There is a range of photography books, posters, postcards and prints for sale, along with Amber films on DVD and VHS.

Horse Nation by Dean Chapman

Saturday 21 June to Saturday 23 August 2008

Horse Nation constitutes one of the central photographic essays in a long-term project upon which Dean Chapman has embarked, working across the North East, recording the relationship between man and beast.

Bangladesh 1971

An exhibition drawn from the archives of Drik Photo Library in Dhaka, developed as a collaboration between them and Autograph ABP in London, exploring the events and experiences of the war of independence in Bangladesh.

Weegee Portfolio

Weegee (Photographer)

Classic documentary photographs of New York taken between the 1930s and the 1960s.

Iran: Sisters in Chanel and Chador - Newsha Tavakolian

Newsha Tavakolian (Photographer)

Newsha Tavakolian’s vibrant images document the changing role of women in Iran.

Recollections by Philip Jones Griffiths

Philip Jones Griffiths (Photographer)

Recollections explores Philip Jones Griffiths' work in Britain, from the photographs he took as a teenager in Wales in the early 1950s, through the to 60s and 70s: a record of the industrial/post-industrial, class, cultural, aesthetic and political experience that shaped his humanist vision and our lives.

Robert Doisneau

One of documentary photography’s greats, Doisneau’s life’s work was a narrative of Paris.

A Womans Eye: Women Photographing women

This exhibition celebrates the art of women photographing women: formal and informal portraiture, reportage and community documentary – an exploration of their particular interests and insights, the access and the issues of concern.

Homeland by Nina Berman

Nina Berman (Photographer)

Capturing the culture of civic paranoia that took hold across the United States after the attacks of September 11, Nina Berman took these photographs between 2001 and 2008, the very term ‘Homeland’ unfamiliar to her before George W Bush’s War on Terror.

Marine Wedding

Nina Berman (Photographer)

Contrasting with the bizarre and territory of Homeland, in Marine Wedding Nina Berman focuses on the human costs of war in this painful and personal portrait. Ty Ziegel is a former US Marine Corps Sergeant who was seriously injured while serving in Iraq.

Love Me by Zed Nelson