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BPF13

2 NOV - 1 DEC 2013

LAUNCH NIGHT: FRI 1 NOV, 6 - 9pm

PHOENIX BRIGHTON, 14 Waterloo Place, Brighton, UK

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Brighton Photo Fringe, we hope you can join us in celebrating this milestone. This year we are working with the Phoenix Brighton and Metro Imaging to bring you a selection of local, national and international photography.

Selected from over 350 submissions the OPEN13 exhibition is a showcase of the best new photography. The six artists were chosen from work sent in from across the globe by an panel of experts brought together by the Brighton Photo Fringe.

The six selected artists are;

Nick Ballon lives and works in London, traveling several times a year to South America. He will be exhibiting Ezekiel 36:36, a documentation of Lloyd Aereo Boliviano (LAB), one of the world's oldest surviving airlines, currently under threat of closure and run by a team of unpaid staff.

Liane Lang is a London based artist. Lang's series Monumental Misconceptions revolves around the animacy of sculpture and its ability to embody the human condition.

Jo Metson Scott lives and works in London. The exhibited body of work, The Grey Line is a reflection on war told from the perspectives of US and UK soldiers whom, at varying costs, have spoken out against it.

Julia Romano is an Argentinian based artist. In her latest work Landscape Series she investigates the photographic and pictorial possibilities of landscape.

Simon Ward is a Brighton based artist. In the series Ghost in the Machine Ward investigates the implications of the development of new technologies that have left books on their shelves.

Ji Yeo is a Brooklyn based artist. The selected body of work Beauty Recovery Room shows the physical costs endured by many Korean women by adhering to social pressures of attaining a more Western look.

The OPEN13 exhibition has been developed by emerging curators Sunil Shah, Kayung Lai and Lulu Evans led by their mentor for the project, Daniel Campbell Blight.

OPEN13 Panel: Fiona Rogers (Cultural & Education Coordinator, Magnum Photos ) Kate Edwards (Picture Editor, The Guardian) Daniel Campbell Blight (writer and curator) Steve MacLeod (Director of Metro Imaging) and Karin Mori (Phoenix Brighton Gallery)

PHOENIX ARTISTS EXHIBITION + NIGHT PROJECTION

In addition to the OPEN13 two further exhibitions will form part of the BPF13 programme developed by the emerging curators. A selection of work by lens-based Phoenix studio artists will be presented in the Corridor and South Gallery
spaces and a night projection of works selected from the OPEN13 submissions viewable in the Phoenix windows.

BPF13 EVENTS

The Miniclick Response Exhibition
Phoenix Brighton
Saturday 2 Nov - Sunday 3 Nov
11am - 5pm
Everyone is the Curator - under the guidance of some top practitioners and the Fringe's chosen emerging curators, we invite you to bring a selection of your work along for our mass curatorial experiment. Bring your work along (on disc or on a USB stick) and, as you're taking us through it, images will be picked out and printed there and then, to be added to a live, evolving exhibition at the Phoenix Gallery, Brighton. The event will include a panel discussion on the Saturday. Free entry. More info on www.miniclick.co.uk

The Miniclick Paper Fair
Phoenix Brighton
Saturday 9 Nov
11am - 5pm
In association with Photobook Show and Design Brighton, Miniclick are bringing together some of the countries best independent photobook publishers, photographers, illustrators and designers to show off their work and sell their wares. The day will also include short talks and discussion by some leading practitioners in photography publishing. Free entry. More info on www.miniclick.co.uk

The ArtsFORUM
Monday 11 November
Phoenix Brighton
6:30 - 8pm
BPF and Brighton ArtsFORUM are collaborating this November to bring you a feedback forum to facilitate supportive and critical debate.
During the session two artists will discuss the ideas and concerns of their unfinished photographic projects to an audience to generate feedback.
These workshops will create a fusion pot of ideas and are a fantastic opportunity to get your creative juices flowing.
Free. Donations appreciated.
More info on www.theartsforum.blogspot.co.uk


Portrait Salon Live Launch
Hotel Pelirocco
Tuesday 12 Nov
7pm 'till Late
Miniclick are once again hosting the Brighton leg of the launch of this year's Portrait Salon newspaper, linking up on screens with simultaneous parties in Leeds, London and Cardiff. 2013's newspaper will be available to pick up, and amongst the music and cocktails, a selection of the best of the last 2 years of Portrait Salon will be on display on the walls. Free entry. More info on www.miniclick.co.uk

Miniclick Talk
Phoenix Brighton
Thursday 14 Nov
7pm onwards
Miniclick bring their artist's talks to the Fringe HQ at Phoenix Gallery. Speaker/s TBC. Free entry. More info on www.miniclick.co.uk

Miniclick Talk
Phoenix Brighton
Thursday 21 Nov
7pm onwards
Miniclick bring their artist's talks to the Fringe HQ at Phoenix Gallery. Speaker/s TBC. Free entry.
More info on www.miniclick.co.uk

OPEN13 Panel discussion
Saturday 23 Nov
Phoenix Brighton
11.30am
Free, no booking required
Join the OPEN13 curators and project mentor Daniel Campbell Blight in discussion with two of the OPEN13 artists about the process of developing the exhibition and their featured work.
Simon Ward will discuss Ghost in the Machine, his project recycling broken and disused Amazon Kindle screens and Liane Lang will speak about her body of work, Monumental Misconceptions, a series of photographs made at the Memento Sculpture Park in Budapest, the resting place of discarded statues from the socialist era in Hungary.

Miniclick presents Possessed by Sarah Faraday and Yujiang Wang
Saturday 23rd Nov and Sunday 24th Nov
Phoenix Brighton
11am - 5pm
Sarah Faraday invites Brighton to explore our relationships with objects at her "Swap Shop" by asking: can you give up an object of personal importance in exchange for a photograph of it? The two days will also include an exhibition of objects and photos from previous Swap Shops and an evolving exhibition of objects from this weekend, as well as a discussion on the nature of how attached we become to inanimate objects.
More info on www.miniclick.co.uk


The Feedback Circle
Monday 25 Nov
Phoenix Brighton
6 - 7.30pm
BPF and Brighton ArtsFORUM are collaborating this November to bring you a workshop where you can discuss the ideas and concerns of your photographic projects.
These workshops will create a fusion pot of ideas and are a fantastic opportunity to get your creative juices flowing.
During the session, participants will be split into small groups to exchange peer feedback. Each group will be guided by two experienced artists.
Free. Donations appreciated.
More info on www.theartsforum.blogspot.co.uk

We are Brighton Photo Fringe
Saturday 30 Nov
Phoenix Brighton
6pm
Free, no booking required
In celebration of Brighton Photo Fringe's 10th anniversary we have invited exhibitors from previous Brighton Photo Fringe festivals to give short talks on their experience, do's and don't's and tips for how to take action and get exhibiting! Further details about this event will be available soon.