The University of Brighton’s new photography and film learning centre will be open to the public during the Brighton Fringe for the first time.
The building will host the Hidden Voices exhibition: a series of short films created by children and young people with family members or loved ones in prison.
The university refurbished the former American Express offices in Edward Street to form new photography dark rooms, edit suits, film studios, public gallery space, seminar rooms and teaching spaces.
Professor Francis Hodgson, Professor in the Culture of Photography, said the building gives the university “additional exhibition space that meets professional standards, a real sense of a department coming together in a very well equipped building. “The photography department already has a very high reputation and we now have the opportunity of becoming one of the top UK institutions, encouraging specialisation whilst further enhancing its broader reputation for excellence.”
The Fringe event is produced by Zap Art in partnership with Sussex Prisoners’ Families, the University of Brighton, DigiTales, Salvation Army Housing Association (Newhaven Foyer) and is supported through funding from People’s Postcode Trust and BBC Children in Need.
The free event at 154-155 Edward Street is on 13 May, 13:30 -14.30.
For more information visit the Brighton Fringe website
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