2016-10-25

Final Week of Brighton Photo Biennial

Brighton Photo Biennial runs every two years throughout October, showcasing the best and most innovate photography from international artists in exhibitions, workshops and galleries across Brighton.

This year's festival runs until 30th October and is centered around the theme "Beyond the Bias - Reshaping Image", setting out to explore understandings of identity and representation, as influenced by the pervasive genre of fashion and style photography.With events to cater for all tastes, including family workshops, here's our roundup of a few things going on this week that you should check out.

For the full list of what's on at Brighton Photo Biennial, go to their website or download the PDF guide.


Family Workshops


Shadow Studio Workshop




Venue: Jubilee Library - BN1 1GE
Date: Saturday 29 October
Opening Times: 12-4pm
Cost: Free

Tell fantastic stories in simple shadow studio theaters using cardboard, light and shadow, then photograph, and record your story as a short film.

What's the Story?



Venue: Jubilee Library - BN1 1GE
Date: Saturday 29 October
Opening Times: 12-4pm
Cost: Free


A day of making and sharing stories and photographs hosted by poet, performer and storyteller Kay Walton - come and contribute to a pop-up exhibition of artwork created by children and young people.

Venue: University of Brighton Galleries - Grand Parade
Date: Friday 28 October
Opening Times: 11.30am - 1pm
Cost: Free

An event for all young people aged 13-25 to share your experiences and thoughts on LGBTQ+ life in the city in the 21st Century.

You are invited by young participants from the Into the Outside arts and heritage project to contribute your thoughts and opinions that will help to build a new queer youth archive for Brighton and Hove.

A relaxed and fun affair taking about half an hour where young people trained in oral history techniques will chat to you about the project and interview you and the option of having your photograph taken in a professional pop up studio.


Saturday Girl Pop-up Portrait Studio with Casey Orr




Venue: Beyond Retro - BN1 4AG
Date: Saturday 29 October
Opening Times: 12-4pm
Cost: Free

The Saturday Girl pop-up portrait studio is touring the country, collecting portraits of young women and the playful and powerful ways we express ourselves. Visiting towns and cities on Saturdays where people are out to meet friends, shop, hang out, to see and be seen. Everyone is welcome to be photographed for free!

Saturday Girl is a playful celebration of style and a photographic study of how we experience and use the power that is discovered through becoming visible in the world. The portraits speak of the undercurrents in culture, the unspoken ways in which we express our values, beliefs, tribe identities and desires. 

Exhibitions


Brighton Photo Fringe - 2016


Venue: City-wide
Dates: 1st - 30th October
Opening Times: Varies
Cost: Free

Every good festival has a fringe, and Brighton is no exception. Brighton Photo Fringe's free city wide festival of photography features over 100 artists across 40 venues with exhibitions, talks, screenings, workshops and tours.

Brighton Photo Fringe presents bold new talent, experimenting with photography and moving image in Festival Hbs and 40 self-curated exhibitions at ONCA, The Regency Town Hosue and shops, cafes, galleries, markets and cinemas throughout Brighton and Hove and beyond.

Find out more at photofringe.org #BPF16 @PhotoFringe




Venue: 154-155 Edward Street - BN2 0JG
Dates: 1st - 30th October
Opening Times: Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 10am - 4pm
Cost: Free

The Dandy Lion Project presents more than 150 images from over thirty photographers and filmmakers exploring global expressions of the Black Dandy phenomenon against the backdrop of contemporary life.

Curated from an international open call by US curator, Shantrelle P. Lewis, this is the firs comprehensive exhibition of its kind, highlighting young men in city-scapes, defying stereotypical and monolithic understandings of Black male identity, by adopting Edwardian-era fashion and fusing this with traditional African sartorial sensibilities. 


Brighton Photo Biennial is a Photoworks Production - for the full list of what's on - check out the Brighton Photo Biennial what's on guide.





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