Collectives' & Youth Hub
Brighton Photo Fringe (BPF) supports early-career photographers, showcasing new talent and encouraging all kinds of people to enjoy and experiment with photography. Every two years BPF designs and delivers one of the largest photographic festivals of its kind in the UK. Through the BPF’s prominent presence alongside Brighton Photo Biennial’s world-class photography festival, BPF connects early-career artists to international audiences and enables arts professionals to spot emerging talent. In true Fringe spirit, BPF18 is taking art out onto the streets and into unusual and unexpected exhibition spaces. BPF Hubs, guided tours, brochures, website and maps will orient visitors as they explore photography across the city. BPF is open to everyone and everybody’s invited.
Phoenix is proud to host the 8th edition of this much-loved festival. This year Phoenix will once again be a major festival Hub, showing eight of the best photography collectives in the country. These were selected from open submission and the exhibitions showcase new photography in all its forms, from Birmingham to Bulgaria.
The OPEN18 Youg Photographers present Reflections of Us, a project for and by young people, and Phoenix-based Rockets Arts present an evolving photography project curated by artists. Also on display will be a selection of work by artists mentored by BPF sponsor Metro Imaging Ltd, London and images from Lens Culture international awards.
The hub is also the base for BPF's Emerging Curators programme. The trainee curators will lead a series of guided tours each Saturday in October at 11 am, starting at Phoenix Brighton (10 - 14 Waterloo Pl. across from the Level and St. Peter's Church, Brighton). Please book a place here.
Further information about this year's festival can be found at photofringe.org
FORM at BPF Presents: The Death of the Author
Sunday 30 September, 2:30 - 3:30 pm
A panel discussion with members of the collective and Paul Herrmann, director of Redeye Photography Network. Join us to discuss the changing role of the contemporary photographer, and the benefits of collective and collaborative working. Free, but spaces limited; book here.
Photo Publishers' Market
Saturday & Sunday, 20 - 21 October, 11 am - 6 pm, free admission
Brighton Photo Fringe and Photoworks are once again collaborating to present a weekend book love-in, hosted by Phoenix Brighton. Come and browse a stimulating mix of photo books from established imprints, emerging houses and self-publishers and buy direct from the publishers. Details here