Brighton Photo Fringe
4 – 26 October 2014
Phoenix Brighton will be host to the Participation and Events Hub of the sixth edition of Brighton Photo Fringe, one of the largest and most inclusive photographic festivals of its kind in the UK. Brighton Photo Fringe is a biennial festival that supports photographers to self-organise exhibitions across the city of Brighton & Hove and along the South East coast. BPF14 enables everyone to engage with, exhibit and enjoy photography.
This year Phoenix Brighton will act as one of three BPF14 Hubs alongside Vantage Point BPF14 Collectives’ Hub and The Regency Town House BPF OPEN14 Hub.
BPF present five exhibitions:
Assembly by Anthony Luvera, an exhibition created over a twelve-month period by the artist and people who have experienced homelessness living in Brighton and Hove;
Format Video and Photography Network will showcase their extraordinary archive and Wideyed Photography Collective will present their mass collaboration project Re:Mapping the Flâneur, both selected by the BPF14 Trainee Curators;
A Taste of Something Mine, an exhibition in connection with Black History Month created by young photographers following a number of workshops led by BPF trustee Helen Cammock and Natalie Jeffers from Matters of The Earth. Participants made work inspired by Irene Mensah, the much-respected local artist and facilitator who sadly passed away last year;
And The Realm of Lost Virtualities: A new digital project by Rachel K. Gillies at where of rejected or neglected images are invited to be uploaded to lostvirtualities.net and printed throughout the exhibition.’
BPF14 Events at Phoenix Brighton
Legacy Film:Who is Oscar?
This unique event will introduce Oscar Micheaux (1884—1951), with a short film about his life, followed by a special screening of his silent B&W film, Within Our Gates (1920).
This rare screening will feature a specially commissioned, live soundtrack by local Tanzanian musician / artist Saidi Jumanne Kanda. (t.b.c) legacyfilm.org.uk
ArtsForum Feedback Circle
Brighton Photo Fringe and Brighton ArtsFORUM are collaborating once again to bring you the Feedback Circle.
In small groups, and guided by two experienced practitioners, you can freely discuss ideas and concerns about your unfinished photographic/film projects as well as giving your peers feedback.
Please bring prints or digital means to view your work. Booking is essential, to sign up please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assembly: A Panel Discussion with Anthony Luvera
In response to the Assembly exhibition, professionals brought together from a range of backgrounds will discuss issues involved in the creation of work by artists using strategies of dialogue, participation and collaboration in the context of community groups. Chaired by Janice McLaren from The Photographers’ Gallery, speakers include Jeffrey Hubbard, photographer and tutor at Crisis Skylight and Simon Hughes, Operational Manager, First Base, Brighton Housing Trust. Book your place here
Familiar Constructs: A Panel Discussion
Chaired by Dr Annebella Pollen, senior lecturer in the history of art and design at the University of Brighton, this panel discussion will look at the family as photographic subject. The event will move beyond the concept of the nuclear family in order to explore contemporary family politics and to open up a debate around the relationship between the family and the photography studio and the significance of the family album. The discussion, organised in association with Miniclick, is accompanying Familiar Constructs — an exhibition of work by Brighton-based photographer Elin Karlsson. elin-karlsson.co.uk
Photo Publishers’ Market
Brighton Photo Fringe, Photoworks and Miniclick bring you Photo Publishers’ Market. Browse Photobooks from established imprints, emerging houses and self-publishers and buy direct from the publishers themselves. With a free programme of book related talks and discussions presented by Miniclick.
About Brighton Photo Fringe
Brighton Photo Fringe (BPF) is a registered charity and coordinates one of the largest and most inclusive photographic festivals of its kind in the UK. Founded in 2003, BPF was initiated to work in partnership with Brighton Photo Biennial (bpb) to enable local artists to become involved with the international festival. BPF supports early-career photographers and lens-based artists by creating opportunities, coordinating participatory projects and opening up exhibition platforms.