Frankie Quinn (b.1966) was born into the Short Strand/Ballymacarrett community, where he still lives. He began taking photographs in 1982, documenting his community including its role in the conflict in Ireland.

He has remained independent as a freelance photographer servicing newspapers, magazines and books. Quinn holds an MFA in photography from the University of Ulster, Belfast and is currently Director of the Belfast Archive Project. 

As well as his native Belfast, he has exhibited in Australia, United States, France and Britain.