Founded in 2003, Brighton Photo Fringe provides a platform for local artists to self-organise exhibitions during the Brighton Photo Biennial. BPF also offers a whole host of opportunities for early-career photographers and photography curators to develop their practices.
For its sixth edition, BPF presents over 60 photography exhibitions by over one hundred artists in all kinds of spaces. To accompany this eclectic mix of exhibitions, BPF have worked with their print partner Metro Imaging and events partner Miniclick, to create a programme of projects and events at three main BPF14 Hubs.
Complementing this year’s Biennial theme, the BPF14 Collectives’ Hub on the seventh floor of Vantage Point, near Preston Circus, is a large open plan office space just 5 minutes walk from Brighton Station, showcasing 12 UK photography collectives selected from open submission by the BPF trainee curators.
BPF14 Participation & Events Hub at Phoenix Brighton hosts a range of events including a Photo Publishers’ Market in collaboration with Brighton Photo Biennial and Miniclick. Format and Wideyed photography collectives will showcase their archives, alongside an exhibition for Black History Month. The main gallery will show Assembly, a solo exhibition by Anthony Luvera who has been working with homeless people living in Brighton & Hove to create photographs and sound recordings, and to progress his ongoing series Assisted Self-Portraits.
This year BPF’s OPEN14 moves to The Regency Town House in Brunswick Square, with 20 shortlisted artists and the winner Peter Watkins selected from an international open call, sponsored by print partner Metro Imaging. Watkins creates installations that bring together his enigmatic autobiographical photographs with sculpture to engage with ideas of memory and fiction. He is a 2014 graduate of the Royal College of Art MA Photography and was featured in the British Journal of Photography’s ‘ones to watch’ list.
There’s something for everybody and everyone’s invited
Visit photofringe.org for the full programme.
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Funded by the national lottery through Arts Council England and The Big Lottery, and Brighton & Hove City Council. Sponsored by Metro Imaging, Vantage Point and Al Campo