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Still Moving

Still Moving – A short film by Abigail Norris

We’re delighted to share Still Moving, a film by Abigail Norris shot in relation to the exhibition Stories Seen Through a Glass Plate. The original show, as part of Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, highlighted the work of the first three generations, showing photographs in light boxes in more than 50 shop windows along Station Street and Lewes High Street, at […]


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Brighton Photo Biennial lives on

Brighton Photo Biennial 2014 closed yesterday, however many of our exhibitions will live on past our core programme of events, please click here to see the full list and for ways to get involved.


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Brighton Photo Biennial Press Coverage

This year’s Biennial has featured across many newspapers and magazines with each showcasing their own highlights of the Brighton Photo Biennial exhibitions. Coverage includes international titles, broadsheets, specialist press, bloggers and local broadcast. The work on show is as much about photography’s past as where it is going, and the balance is perfectly pitched. The […]


Portrait of Erica Scourti

Instagram Takeover Erica Scourti

Erica Scourti is our next guest for our Instagram Takeover. Scourti was born in Athens, Greece and now lives in London. She works with video, text and performance and regularly writes as part of her practice. Her work is performative and satirical, often using autobiographical material seen through the prism of technologically mediated/networked life. Scourti […]


Brighton Photo Biennial Volunteers

Many thanks to all our Volunteers

Delivering a month-long programme of exhibitions and events takes a huge team of volunteers. A team we couldn’t do without. For a full list of the volunteer roles and the wonderful people who fill them please click here.


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Simon Faithfull’s REEF featured on We Make Money Not Art

Faithfull’s long term project REEF, showing at Fabrica Gallery as part of the Brighton Photo Biennial, has been featured on the online platform, We Make Money Not Art. The article reviews the process involved in Faithfull’s project. To read the full article please click here. For other news items featuring the Brighton Photo Biennial please […]


Murray Ballard, Large format camera

Murray Ballard takes part in our Instagram Takeover

Murray Ballard is the next photographer in our line up for our Instagram (photoworks_uk) Takeover. Ballard (b.1983) is a photographer born and based in Brighton, UK. He graduated from the University of Brighton in 2007 with a BA (Hons) in Photography and was selected for ‘Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed 2008′ – the annual showcase […]


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The untimely passing of Thabiso Sekgala

Thabiso Sekgala sadly passed away on 15 October 2014. Thabiso Sekgala was a collaborator on a core BPB14 project with Kalpesh Lathigra. Please find below statements from Photoworks, Market Photo Workshop and Kalpesh Lathigra.   The opportunity to work with Thabiso Sekgala over the past months has been a great pleasure for the Photoworks team. […]


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Family Activities at Brighton Photo Biennial

For this year’s Biennial we’ve packed more exhibitions and events into our month long celebration of photography than ever. And there’s plenty to occupy and inspire our younger visitors too. Our Learning and Participation team have prepared family activity sheets for each exhibition to get your kids asking questions and thinking about photography in new […]


Simon Roberts

Instagram Takeover Simon Roberts

Simon Roberts is our next guest to our Instagram Takeover Roberts (b.1974) is a British photographic artist whose work deals with our relationship to landscape and notions of identity and belonging. His large format photographs are taken with great technical precision, often from elevated positions. The distanced vantage point allows the relationship of individual bodies […]


Girl taking a photograph, Vaida Morkunaite

Wex Photographic Competition

Wex Photographic’s Twitter competition is now up and running. Upload your photos using the hashtag #WexBPB14 before Nov 2 to be in with a chance to win some cash prizes. For more information please click here.


Andrew Lacon's work in University of Brighton Gallery

Instagram Takeover: Andrew Lacon

Our third contributor to grace our Instagram Takeover is Andrew Lacon. Follow Andrew’s feed at photoworks_uk Instagram Lacon was born in Dudley in 1985 and lives and works in Birmingham. He gained a Photography BA at the University of Plymouth and an MA in Fine Art from the Royal College of Art, graduating in 2011. […]


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Preview Drinks Reception Sold Out

Please note tonight’s Preview Drinks Reception at Circus Street has now reached capacity and we can no longer accept RSVPS. But we look forward to seeing you all at the other venues along tonight’s preview trail – please see our map for suggested timings. And of course at The Dome form 8.30pm for our After […]


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Instagram Takeover Kalpesh Lathigra

Our second contributor that we welcome to the floor is Kalpesh Lathigra. Lathigra was born in London in 1971 and studied photography at the London College of Printing. After leaving the course in 1994, he worked at The Independent as a staff photographer before freelancing for national newspapers for 6 years. In 2000 Lathigra made […]


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Preview Trail Friday 3 Oct

Here is a suggested route and timings for touring the central Brighton Photo Biennial venues Friday 3 October Speeches 8pm, at Circus Street Market, Brighton, BN2 9QF * Celia Davies, Director, Photoworks * Peter Heslip, 
Director of Visual Arts, Arts Council England * Graham Sheffield, Director Arts, British Council * Geoffrey Bowden, Chair Economic Development & […]


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BPB14 Preview After Party

Friday Oct 3 8.30pm – Midnight Dome Bar, Church Street Come join the Photoworks Team, exhibiting artists and curators to celebrate BPB14’s launch with a vibrant night of sound and image and guest DJ’s Jason Evans and Oliver Goodrich. Everyone welcome! Book tickets at The Dome box office £5 (plus £2 booking charge)     […]


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Instagram Takeover – Nick Waplington

During the Biennial we’ve a line up of photographers and collaborators ready to take over our Instagram account. We’ll announce these every week so follow us on instagram photoworks_uk to keep up to date. We kick things off with Nick Waplington. Nick’s involvement with Brighton Photo Biennial includes his commission in response to One Planet […]


Portrait by Agnieszka Rayss of Galina Ivanova Pagarelava

The story behind our BPB14 Programme Guide cover image

The cover image on BPB14’s Programme Guide is by Agnieszka Rayss of the collective Sputnik Photos. The portrait of Galina Ivanova Pagarelava is from the 2011 series I Reminisce and Cry for Life, a project about women veterans of World War Two in Belarus. Working as a nurse, Galina Ivanova Pagarelava recalls: “I got into […]


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Spectrum Competition

Tweet pics of your Night Contact experience with #BpbSpectrum for a chance to feature on the BPB14 homepage and receive a Spectrum voucher worth £150 Tweet pics of your Night Contact experience with #BpbSpectrum before Monday 20 October. We’ll select our favourite with our supporters Spectrum Photographic. The winning image will feature on the BPB14 […]


Girl taking a photograph, Vaida Morkunaite

Ways to connect with BPB14 online

Inspired by the themes of Magnum: One Archive, Three Views, third year BA photography students from Goldsmiths University London will be working collaboratively to curate an online exhibition selected from the Magnum digital archive. See the online album when it is available at magnumphotos.com/education In tandem with Jan von Holleben’s exhibition The Amazing Analogue: How […]


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Who’s in BPB14 Photobookshow

Thanks to everyone who submitted . After a tough couple of days reviewing all the submissions for the Brighton Photo Biennial show, we’re pleased to announce the line up. All submitted photobooks will become part of the Photobookshow archive. Garry Jones Lena Guimont Pete Rogers Goose Flesh Adam Lach Lais Pontes Clara Bahlsen Der Greif […]


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Drawn to the Page: Exploring Art Through Creative Writing

Sat 25 October 10am – 1pm Drawn to the Page is a new creative partnership project between New Writing South and three major art centres in the South East; De La Warr Pavilion, Jerwood and Towner Galleries. One Saturday a month, we’ll be joining forces to give you a unique writing experience in an art […]


Reef by Simon Faithfull, Photo by Gavin Webber

Simon Faithfull Interview for REEF Project

Simon Faithfull’s new commission, REEF, made in collaboration with marine biologists, began in August 2014 off the Dorset coast, where Faithfull’s boat was towed out to sea and deliberately sunk to form an artificial reef – serving as an underwater sculpture and a lasting legacy for marine conservation and diversity. Five cameras mounted on board […]


The Photocopy Club - Exhibition Photograph

The Photocopy Club open call for submissions

In partnership with Brighton Photo Biennial and Joburg Photo Umbrella, The Photocopy Club invite collective submissions of black and white photocopied work on the theme of Community, to show during BPB14 in October and one month later at Joburg Photo Umbrella.


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