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September 22, 2012Posted by on
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
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
Room (West of Brighton Bandstand) 153 King’s Rd, Brighton, The City of Brighton and Hove BN1
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
6 October – 4 November 2012
May 31, 2012Posted by on
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
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)
• 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.
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:
March 1, 2012Posted by on
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.
November 1, 2010Posted by on
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
Here is the lnik to the Biennial website