2016 Photo Biennial at University of Brighton

The Brighton Photo Biennial runs 1-30 October with three of the venues on the Grand Parade campus – Edward Street/Dorset Place and the Grand Parade gallery.At the Grand Parade Gallery are two shows:

  • Into the Outside, a major, multi-partner heritage-learning project with local young people, re-examining the city’s rich LGBTQ+ past and creating a new archive of queer youth experiences. The exhibition charts the progress of the project and includes creative writing, photography and archive material – free entry.
  • Reimagine, a Photoworks/FOCUS Festival Mumbai co-commission in partnership with the University of Brighton. Olivia Arthur (U K) and Bharat Sikka ( India) have collaborated for the first time to explore private and public presentation of self-image in relation to the body, gender, sexuality and fantasy. Working with communities in both Mumbai and Brighton, cities with sharply contrasting politics of gender and sexuality, the photographers have collaborated with their participants to produce a new documentary project.

At Edward Street is an exhibition of work by finalists in the Lens Culture Street Photography Award – free entry.

At Dorset Place Galleries, Edward Street is Fashion, which sees British photographer Nigel Shafran create a ‘cabinet of curiosities’ especially for BPB16. Fashion shows combines unexpected images and objects that provide an alternative and visually rich view into notions of beauty as circulated by the fashion photography industry – free entry.

Visit the website to find out what else is on and where.

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