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Brighton Biennial – Photography 2012

Two years ago the Brighton Biennial had some very strong photographic exhibitions during the month of the Biennial and I hope it will  so again. This year the dates are from the 6th October to the 7th November.

Under a title:

Agents of Change: Photography and the Politics of Space

Bringing international and emerging photographers and artists to the city, the fifth Brighton Photo Biennial explores the theme Agents of Change: Photography and the Politics of Space  with a packed programme of free exhibitions, new commissions, talks, screenings, workshops and masterclasses.

Four Versions of Three Routes

Preston is my Paris

An original body of work produced for BPB12 by the collective Preston is my Paris, directed by Adam Murray with photographers Jamie Hawkesworth, Robert Parkinson, Theo Simpson, and graphic designer Ben Mclaughlin. Four Versions of Three Routes explores possible constituency reformation in Brighton. Photographs taken and displayed along the debated constituency borders question how electoral districts are decided and how change might affect residents. Follow the routes to discover over 40 site-specific street posters. The routes can be found in a specially produced pamphlet available at all BPB12 venues…...MORE

© Jamie Hawkesworth

Urbex, the name given to Urban Explorers and the photographs they take is a very well appreciated genre, when we posted about it here and here they were some of our most popular articles so it is with interest that I see the Biennial has an exhibition of the work of these adventurers. I look forward to seeing the exhibition

Urban Exploration

Room (West of Brighton Bandstand)  153 King’s Rd, Brighton, The City of Brighton and Hove BN1

Bradley Garrett, Hanging from a Crane at the New Court building, City of London, 2010. © Bradley Garrett.

Taking nothing but photographs, leaving nothing but footprints, urban explorers around the world risk injury or arrest to infiltrate unseen or off-limits city spaces. They create astonishing images of abandoned buildings, construction sites  and underground tunnels. By photographing closed and hidden spaces and sharing those photos online, explorers bring these spaces to public view and add transparency to the urban make-up.

Housed in a repurposed shipping container, this exhibition presents a split-screen projection of hundreds of images  taken in cities around the globe.

There are many other exhibitions, talks, workshops and events and if it is as good as 2010 then it would be worth arranging a weekend by the sea on the south coast during October. Full details of the

Brighton Photo Biennial

6 October – 4 November 2012

Brighton Photofringe Open Submission

Brighton is well known for it’s great attitude towards the arts and in particular photography. There is still time to enter the open submission for the photofringe, and let’s face it you couldn’t do worse than Alec Soth’s 7 year old daughter at the last Brighton Biennial (don’t believe everything you read even in The Guardian) ,  here are the details for submission:

Brighton Photo Fringe OPEN 2012

Open Submission Solo Photographic Exhibition

October-November 2012

OPEN 2012 Details

Brighton Photo Fringe would like to invite submissions for OPEN 2012 – an open submission solo exhibition opportunity for an emerging to mid-career photographer or lens based artist.

Deadline: 5pm Monday 4 June 2012

 

 Selected artist will receive

• High profile solo exhibition as part of Brighton Photo Fringe at Phoenix Brighton

• Artist’s fee £500

• Production budget

• Travel expenses (within the UK)

Eligibility

• Emerging and mid-career* photographic artists

• Currently living or working in the UK

• Any lens-based medium

• Existing body of work which has not been previously exhibited in the UK

Submission Fee: £15.00

 Brighton Photo Fringe supports photographers and lens-based artists by opening up spaces, coordinating participatory projects and creating opportunities. Every two years Brighton Photo Fringe brings together a city-wide festival of exhibitions and events that runs alongside Brighton Photo Biennial. OPEN 2012 will be the keynote exhibition of this year’s Brighton Photo Fringe festival and will be closely linked to Brighton Photo Biennial.

For further information please see http://www.photofringe.org or contact info@photofringe.org

Phoenix Brighton is the largest artist-led organisation in the South East. It provides galleries, community projects, education programmes and 100 artist studios.

For further information please see:

www.phoenixbrighton.org

The Great Escape 2012 New Music Festival – Brighton

The connection to photography is tenuous with this post, however we will be in Brighton at this excellent festival of new music as official photographer for the world renowned music blog The Recommender Between the 10th and 12th May we will be down by the seaside without our buckets and spades (Brighton has pebbles) but with our cameras to record the very best in new music.

Starlings over Brighton

Starlings

Brighton is well known for starlings flocking over the sea and now is the time to visit because you have one week left of the Brighton Photography Biennial

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2010/nov/01/starlings-flock-green-shoots

Here is the lnik to the Biennial website

http://www.bpb.org.uk/