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BPF14

BPF14: 4 Oct - 2 Nov

Thanks to everyone who took part in BPF14, the sixth edition of one of the largest and most inclusive photography festivals in the UK. Our next festival will launch on 1 October 2016.

An established month-long platform, Brighton Photo Fringe supports photographers to self-organise exhibitions across the city of Brighton & Hove and along the South East coast.

The BPF14 programme included over 80 exhibitions and events, including pop-up displays, panel discussions, workshops, talks, guided tours, participatory events and a book fair. Underpinning and supporting this eclectic selection of exhibitions permeating the city , Brighton Photo Fringe worked closely with partners Metro Imaging, London's most trusted and reliable pro lab, and Miniclick to deliver a number of events.

In addition to the festival exhibitions we presented three BPF14 Hubs , follow the links below for full details.


Brighton Photo Fringe, there's something for everybody and everyone's invited!

The Regency Town House: OPEN14

Peter Watkins
The Regency Town House
13 Brunswick Square, Hove, BN3 1EH
4 Oct - 2 Nov 2014
Thursday - Saturday 11am to 6pm
Sunday 12pm to 5pm

The Brighton Photo Fringe OPEN14 presented a solo exhibition by Peter Watkins, supported by our print partner Metro Imaging.

A projection of photographers which were shortlisted for the OPEN14 was also shown.

A free panel discussion with Daniel C. Blight, the BPF Trainee Curators and Peter Watkins was held at RTH on Sunday 5 October.

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(images: Left 'Self Portrait', Peter Watkins, 2014; Right 'Ute', Peter Watkins. 2014)

Phoenix Brighton: Participation and Events Hub

image: Assembly, Anthony Luvera, 2013 - 2014

In the main gallery BPF presented Assembly, a solo exhibition by Anthony Luvera. Over the previous year Anthony worked with homeless people living in Brighton & Hove to create photographs and sound recordings, and to progress his ongoing series 'Assisted Self-Portraits'.

Alongside this exhibition BPF presented two photography collectives, Wideyed and Format, whose work centres around events and participation and an exhibition of work from two participatory photography workshops with a group of young people who identify as black and minority ethnic that explored Identity and representation. There was also a new work by artist Rachel Gillies.

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A host of events and activities included the Photo Publishers' Market on 18 and 19 October.

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Vantage Point: Collectives' Hub

image: Vantage Point, Elin Karlsson, 2014

BPF14 showcased fourteen UK photography collectives selected from open submission. The BPF14 Collectives' Hub was on the 7th floor of Vantage Point, near Preston Circus, a large open plan office space just ten minutes walk from Brighton Station. Twelve collectives showed there, with two more, Wideyed Collective and Format Video and Photography Network, showing at Phoenix Brighton.

Also showing at Vantage Point was an exhibition by artists working at Metro Imaging.

Autumn Germination: The Sprouting of New Ideas
was a group exhibition, curated by Sue Steward for the Photo hub group, is part of the PhotoHastings New Discoveries season of photography launching in Hastings in October. Festival exhibitions also take place on the 4th Floor.

Participating Collectives:

A Natural Process
Alison Stolwood, Joan Alexander and Martin Seeds.

BPF Collectives Exhibition
Antonia Attwood, Katie Bret-Day and Anna Sheppard.

Natural Existence
Enemar Collective is a graduate art collective, formed of Mari Boman, Ross Alexander, Nicoline Vormdal Sandwith.

Geography Project
ELEPHANT are Natasha Bidgood, Lawrence Daley, Josephine Dimbleby, Hugh Fox and Steve Thompson.

Fluid
Esme Horne, Jure Kastelic, Reinis Lismanis and Patrick Raimondi Taylor

Sea of Plastic
Merge Collective are Tee Chandler and Paul Daly

A 100 Years Since...
Interlope collective is Fleur Alston, Ali Farmer and Elin Karlsson.

Hemera Collective: Essays
Hemera Collective is Jaime Marie Davis, Ashley Lumb, Claire Reece, Fangfei Chen, Kay Watson and Phillipa Wright. The artists being shown are Jennifer Bailey, Robert Chilton, Kuba Ryniewicz and Johanna Ward.

The Moscow Project
Mitch Karunaratne, Chloe Lelliott, Heather Shuker, David Sterry and Paul Walsh established the MAP6 photographic collective in 2011.

Roots
A collective consisting of four female photographers, Aloha Bonser-Shaw, Charlotte King, Lauren Maccabee and Charley Wilson.

Where We Stand/v2
Monica Alcazar-Duarte, Jamie Clark, Cinzia D'Ambrosi, Hanna­Katrina JedroszI, Phil Le Gal, Jenny B Mulder, Rob Stothard, Ross Paxton, Omur Black.