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David Copeland 

Based in N.Ireland 

Email:  photography.copeland@gmail.com  

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Currently based in Northern Ireland, and studying for his MFA in photography at Ulster University, David splits his time between commissioned and personal projects.


Utilizing conceptual and documentary approaches David explores boundaries physical, circumstantial and psychological that hold humanity in-between.

Davids current project ‘a place to sleep’ is about his position within the boundaries of the provincial town he calls home.


Davids work has been shown in both solo and group exhibitions. Commissioned most recently as part of ‘SIXTEEN’ exhibition that is touring throughout the UK including FORMAT International Photography Festival, 2019 through this project his portrait of Patrick Adams was published most recently on the cover of the Guardian weekend magazine.

2019... -  "SIXTEEN

BELFAST EXPOSED                                                                                                               | 08/11/2019 – 22/12/2019


MILLENNIUM POINT WITH GRAIN                                                                                          | 05/10/2019 - 17/11/2019

ELLESMERE PORT LIBRARY                                                                                                    | 19/09/2019 - 27/10/2019

THE ATKINSON                                                                                                                     | 02/08/2019 - 28/09/2019

WILLIAMSON ART GALLERY & MUSEUM                                                                                 | 15/06/2019 - 21/07/2019 

FORMAT INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, DERBY                                                     | 14/03/2019 - 14/03/2019

HOME                                                                                                                                   | 16/02/2019 - 17/03/2019

42ND STREET & HORSFALL SPACE                                                                                          | 16/02/2019 - 08/03/2019

GUARDIAN WEEKEND MAGAZINE                                                                                            | 09/03/2019


2018 -  "Forever Young " 

Belfast Exposed photography was Commissioned by Ps Squared Gallery to provide photographic project within Ballykinler Ballykinlar village, me and fellow photographer Lucy Rehill produced images to fulfil this project.

2018 -  "Beyond view" Celebrating ten years of photography at Belfast school art , Ulster University

               Group exhibition showcasing -work in progress 'A PLACE TO SLEEP

2017 -  'BA Hons Photography Exhibition'


            Group exhibition showcasing - 'between the river and the road



2017 -  'Ulster photo fair'

            Group exhibition showcasing -'Fear of The Dark



2017 -  "Introducing" curated by Fergal O'Malley'


            Group exhibition showcasing -'between the river and the road



2016/2017 -  'The Cage Without a Key'



Solo Exhibition Goose lane Gallery Belfast

2016 -  'The Cage Without a Key'


Solo Exhibition  libraries NI    

2016 - Glimpse Exhibition  


Collaboration between myself, Adam Wilson and local social enterprise "Canvastone". We photographed Dromore as perceived by its young people. 

Work was exhibited on multiple media types in a local space.

2016 - A New Common Chord


Collective produced by students showcasing are  work from semester one.  Introduction by Martin Parr Designer Joel Seawright.

2015 - Beyond Exhibition - Millennium Court Arts Centre-Portadown

Beyond was an exhibition showcasing the work of both the BA (HONS) Creative Imaging and HND Photography students

Showcasing Project 'The Cage Without a Key'

 Education -

2017 - Graduated  with a First Class Hons degree in photography  from Ulster University- Belfast school of Art


2015 - Graduated Higher National Diploma in Photography with Distinction 


2014 - Graduated level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media production with Distinction