I was a panellist along with Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger (Fine Art Academy, Helsinki), Fiona Kearney (Glucksman Gallery, Cork), Tanya Kiang (Gallery of Photography, Dublin) and John Duncan (Source Photographic Review). The panel’s theme was national and regional photographic culture and education. My talk was concerned with the work of the female students and graduates from the BA (Hons) and MFA Photography at the Belfast School of Art, Ulster University. Despite a widespread lack of confidence among female students I noted a sophisticated and significant level of enquiry into subjects arising from home, family and identity which was at odds with the dominant photographic culture of Northern Ireland. I discussed the need for a greater pedagogic space for this type of work.