About Victor Patterson


This site is a unique online searchable archive of more than 12,000 images many of which were taken during the N Ireland Troubles mainly between 1965 and 1977.

The archive also includes images from outside this period, largely of British and Irish political, business and sporting personalities. The archive also includes thousands of portraits of N. Ireland, Rep. of Ireland and British political personalities, broadcasters, authors, clerics, business people, rugby players, footballers, golfers, snooker players, diplomats, civil servants, academics, etc, along with thousands of images of Irish, British, European and American locations.

More images are being scanned and uploaded on a regular basis. If you can't find what you are looking for phone or email your requirements. If I can't help I will do my best to put you in touch with someone who can.

Click here to sign up to a FREE Photo Buyer account at Photoshelter and you can download low resolution images at any time!  If you are likely to require full resolution images urgently, i.e. for Press or TV use, I can configure Photoshelter to allow this. Downloaded images are NOT visibly watermarked. A site log maintains records  (what, when & by whom) of all downloads. Downloading is fairly simple but if you experience any difficulty I will be happy to talk you through the process. Please remember I am on UK/Ireland time!

Regular clients such as bona fide newspapers, broadcasters, television programme makers, book publishers, magazine publishers who might need images urgently can sign up for full resolution self-downloading. Find the image you need and it can be on your desk in less than a minute.  All images are key-worded to facilitate rapid searching.

Over the years my images, and those taken by my colleagues, have been published in virtually every daily and Sunday newspaper in the UK and Ireland and many other publications worldwide as well as being used widely in television documentaries.

The Pricing Information page includes fee structures for various outlets i.e. stills used on television, images used in books, reproduction fees for provincial newspapers.  The site also contains my Terms and Conditions.

When searching for images use keywords i.e. explosion & york street & belfast. For more focused searches use the ampersand between keywords. If you don't find what you are looking for widen the search by removing  or replacing one or more keywords. Carefully chosen keywords will usually help you find a selection of images in just seconds, just like Google. A cost only occurs on usage. Where possible it is best to negotiate a licence fee before publication. Phone or email me details of intended use and I will respond promptly. 


t1: +44 28 90661296
t2: +44 28 90022446
m: +44 7802 353836

54 Dorchester Park, Belfast, N Ireland, UK, BT9 6RJ

e1: victorpatterson@me.com
e2: victorpattersonbelfast@gmail.com