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31/07/2014

OPEN14 ARTIST ANNOUNCED

We are pleased to announce that Peter Watkins has been selected as the OPEN14 solo artist for this year's Brighton Photo Fringe festival.
Peter will be working with the BPF Trainee Curators (mentored by Daniel C Blight) to develop an exhibition of his work at The Regency Town House, Brunswick Square, Hove, 4 October - 2 November 2014.

The opportunity will be supported by Metro Imaging.

(image: Ute, Peter Watkins, 2014)
22/07/2014

Brochure Registration Deadline extended!

NEW DEADLINE: 5pm Monday 28 July

There is still time to register your exhibition or event for inclusion in the Brighton Photo Fringe BPF14 brochure.
To register go to the registration page of our website and:
- enter your exhibition title
- choose an ad size
- pay for the ad space

Once you have done this you will be sent details which enable you to login and upload your exhibition or event information for your brochure and online listing. You will have until 1st August to do this.
19/07/2014

OPEN14 SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

Solo exhibition opportunity

Thank you to everyone that applied to the OPEN14 solo exhibition opportunity. Submissions are now closed. We will be in touch with applicants soon.
28/06/2014

BPF14 launches submissions

Everybody can take part and everyone's invited.

Brighton Photo Fringe is pleased to announce the success of an application to Arts Council England and Brighton & Hove City Council to fund BPF14.

Once again we will be working closely with our official print partners Metro Imaging, London's most trusted and reliable pro lab and our ongoing partner Miniclick.

Now in its sixth edition, BPF14 will launch on Saturday 4 October 2014, offering a month-long platform for hundreds of artists to exhibit their work. In true Fringe spirit, BPF14 will take art out onto the streets and into unusual and unexpected exhibition spaces. BPF Hubs, guided tours, brochures, website and maps will orient visitors as they explore photography across the city and along the coast to Hastings.

Through the BPF's prominent presence alongside Brighton Photo Biennial's world-class photography festival, BPF connects early-career artists to international audiences and enables arts professionals to spot emerging talent.

With funding secured, BPF will now launch three key programme elements for BPF14:

Submissions are now invited for BPF14 exhibitions and events

Anyone who wishes to contribute an exhibition or event to BPF14 can now submit their information for the brochure on our website at photofringe.org

Deadline is 21 July.

Register here.

OPEN14 solo exhibition opportunity

This year hosted at the beautiful Regency Town House, BPF is now inviting submissions for this unique opportunity for an emerging to mid-career artist to win a solo exhibition.

20 shortlisted artists will also be showcased during the festival.

Deadline is 18 July.

Enter here.

BPF14's emerging curators' training scheme

:ed once again by curator and writer Daniel C. Blight and the BPF team, we are now seeking applicants for this unique opportunity for hands on training in curating participation and photography.

Deadline is 14 July.

Apply here.

Find out more

BPF will release the full programme in early September but in the meantime you can follow the progress of BPF14 as it develops here online, and by signing up to our newsletter.

We are also hosting regular Pub Hubs for people to find out how they can join in.

Find out more here.
09/06/2014

BPF14

Exhibiting Opportunity

Following the success of their exhibitions in 2012, Taylor St Baristas (Queens Road, Brighton) are offering up their large window spaces for exhibitors again for BPF14. Taylor St will select four photographers (or lens-based artists) they would like to show, and each person will have one week's exhibition during the festival.

If you'd like to exhibit your work in this central Brighton venue please email the following to info@photofringe.org:

Your name and contact details
Up to three images
A short statement about your work (200 words max)
A link to your website/Tumblr/Flickr (should you have one)
Subject line - "Taylor St Submission"

Deadline for submissions: Monday 9 June (5pm).

All submissions will be sent to Taylor St. for their consideration. If your work is selected by Taylor St, you will need to book a space in the BPF14 brochure to register as part of the festival.
22/05/2014

New Board Members Announced

BPF Board Welcomes New Members

We're very pleased to welcome three new Trustees to the BPF Board. Alex Currie, Rachel Gillies and Kay Watson join Rebecca Drew (Interim Chair), Lisa Barnard, Helen Cammock, Fergus Heron, Chloe Hoare and Jane Noble to work together to steer the development of the organisation and successful delivery of BPF14.

Alex Currie is an urban landscape photographer who has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad, and is one of the founding members of the Human Endeavour Collective. As part of the collective his role involves the inception, research and curation of social documentary photographic projects that aim to highlight social disparities in the UK.

Rachel K Gillies is an artist, researcher and educator. She was Senior Lecturer in Photography at Dunedin School of Art, New Zealand and has more recently worked as Visiting Lecturer in both Photography and Media Studies at the University of Brighton, UK. Her current practice engages in new ways of determining contemporary art photography in a new age, as it responds to digital process and visual communication.

Kay Watson works in the curatorial department at the Contemporary Art Society and previously on digital and archive projects for The Photographers' Gallery, Autograph ABP and many private collections. She is a co-founder and member of Hemera Collective, a group of female researchers, curators and historians specialising in photography, that has organised projects for Format International Photography Festival, the Chinese Visual Festival 2014 and Fringe! Queer Film and Arts Festival.
24/04/2014

Volunteer opportunity

Volunteer opportunity to assist Anthony Luvera

Artist Anthony Luvera is working on a project called Inside Out, based at a homeless support centre in Brighton. He is seeking a volunteer to assist him on an ad hoc basis between now and October.

If you are interested in socially engaged photography and collaboration this is a great opportunity to work with an artist who has developed a practice in these areas for over a decade. Anthony is looking for individuals who come from a photography background, who are highly organised, reliable, have excellent communication skills and a can-do attitude. Tasks will involve supporting archive research, digital file preparation, liasing with social support services and some assisting of the facilitation of workshop-based activities at First Base Day Centre. If you are interested please send Anthony an email telling a little about yourself and why you'd like to be involved to: foto@luvera.com
03/02/2014

Board Recruitment

BPF seek to appoint new members to the Board

Brighton Photo Fringe (BPF) is an essential regional hub for early-career photographers. It nurtures experimentation and ambition by promoting inclusivity and entrepreneurship. BPF connects this emerging talent to new audiences. It aspires to excellence and equality in all its work.

Our year round programme includes regular networking meetings and participative projects designed to support and provide opportunities for photographic and lens-based artists while providing diverse and accessible exhibitions and events for audiences.

Every two years BPF designs and delivers one of the largest photographic festivals of its kind in the UK. A rare festival that places the practitioner at its heart and embraces all audiences, the festival is open to everyone, giving it a strong character, playfulness and freedom.

The BPF board of trustees is currently expanding and looking for new members. This is an exciting opportunity for a committed individual to become part of a forward thinking and dynamic organisation. To build on the skills already present within the existing membership BPF is particularly interested in recruiting individuals who can demonstrate the following:

* Emerging/early career status as an arts professional or photographer
* Active participation in local/national arts/photography communities
* Knowledge of current photographic culture

To apply please email:

* An expression of interest (max 1 side of A4) stating why you are interested in joining the board of trustees, what interests you about the organisation and what relevant skills and experience you would bring to the role
* Your CV (max 2 sides of A4)

Send your application to: chloe@photofringe.org

Deadline: Monday 17th February
Interviews: Week beginning Monday 24th February

Board membership is non-remunerated, individuals would be expected to attend a minimum of four meetings per year in the evening in Brighton, additional meetings will be scheduled when necessary.

Brighton Photo Fringe (BPF) is a registered charity: 1148109
12/11/2013

A chance to win a signed print

Brighton Photo Fringe/GOST Books Fundraising Auction

Brighton Photo Fringe/GOST Books online auction is open now. Bid on a selection of artists' prints by Lisa Barnard, Karen Knorr, Mark Power, Olivier Richon, Helen Sear, Ewen Spencer and Clare Strand. This is a unique opportunity to own a print and signed book by a leading UK photographic artist, whilst helping to raise funds for Brighton Photo Fringe to continue working to develop photography and the visual arts locally, nationally and internationally, and enabling us to support a vibrant community of lens-based practitioners and audiences. To view all the lots (each containing a print and signed book, some with additional ephemera associated with the artist's project) visit : www.fringe-auctions.org All auctions end 22.00 Sunday 1st December 2013 - don't miss this opportunity to win a signed print, the perfect unique Christmas gift for a special person.
25/10/2013

BPF13

Night Projection Artists Announced

Night Projection is part of this-years BPF13, showcasing work from a selection of long-listed artists that submitted to the OPEN13.

Night Projection will be on display in the windows of the Phoenix Brighton visible from the road outside throughout November.

We are please to announce the 17 selected artists are:

Lulu Allison
Peter Ainsworth
Beth Atkinson
Lydia Goldblatt
Nigel Grimmer
Amra Hani
Chloe Lelliott
Jan Lemitz
Maslen & Mehra
Sean Padriac
James Parkin
Arnold Reinisch
Martin Seeds
Nikolas Ventourakis
Luisa Whitton
Marc Wilson
Tamara & Yoshi
11/10/2013

BPF13

Emerging Curators Announced

Thanks you to all of those whom applied for the emerging curators opportunity, there was an extremely high calibre of applicants this year and it was a tough decision process.

We are proud to announce that the three selected finalist are;

Sunil Shah is a photographer, artist and curator based in Oxford, UK. His latest show as curator for "Making Home" was held at the Royal Geographic Society in Sept earlier this year.

Kayung Lai is a British-Chinese photographic artist who has recently graduated from a Masters in Photography at Brighton University. During her final year at Falmouth University she co-founded Untitled, an arts publication for students to showcase their work.

Lulu Evans studied photography at UCA Farnham. She went on to become the Junior Producer at We Folk photography agency and is currently the Simon Roberts Studio Manager.

Sunil, Lulu and Kayun will be working alongside Daniel Campbell Blight to design and deliver this years Open13 exhibition, Night Projection and Phoenix Artists Lens-based exhibition.
11/10/2013

BPF13

OPEN13 Artists Announced!

Thank you to all of those that submitted to this years Open13; we had an amazing response of over 350 applications!
We are proud to announce the six selected artists for the Open13 exhibition are;

Ji Yeo - jiyeo.com
Jo Metson Scott -jometsonscott.co.uk
Julia Romano - juliaromano.com.ar
Liane Lang - lianelang.com
Nick Ballon - nickballon.com
Simon Ward - simonwardphoto.com

There was an outstandingly high calibre of work from local, national and international photographers. Unfortunately we cannot respond individually to all the applications but we hope that all those that were not successful in this instance will consider applying for future opportunities with us.

We are also very grateful to our judging panel for their time and expertise, so thank you to:
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) Karin Mori (Phoenix Brighton Gallery)

Open13 will also be exhibiting a selection of the long-listed artists in a Night Projection show at the Phoenix. Watch this space for more artists announcements......

04/10/2013

Call for Volunteers

BPF are looking for volunteers to help out at the Open13 events

Brighton Photo Fringe are looking for a reliable and enthusiastic volunteers to to help out during Open 2013.

The Brighton Photo Fringe is a registered charity run by a small number of volunteers who you will be working along side in the run up and during the month long exhibition. We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who are abel to spare some time helping Open 2013 become a fantastic event.

Right now we are looking for volunteers in the following areas:

• Events photographers As the event's photographer you will be on had during our various events to document the merriments. As the credited photographer you will be happy and for us to use your images in future newsletters and other communication.

• Gallery invigilators As the gallery invigilator you will be the Photo Fringe's face to the world. You will be meeting and answering questions from the public during the exhibition and Phoenix in Brighton. The exhibition is open from the 1 November until the 1 December wednesday-sunday. Availability for a minimum of three shifts during this period is desirable.

• Social media mavericks You will be spreading the word about the Photo Fringe events and exhibitions as well as researching and posting other events relevant to our social media networks. For this role it would be great if you knew your way around Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.

• Installation of exhibition You will be working with the installation team in the period running up to the exhibition at the Phoenix which open at the 1 November. Some building may be required as well as painting and generally making the exhibition space look marvellous.

• Event supports You will be on hand to help set up the events during Open 2013. You will greet visitors and help out during the event as needed. This will be a great way to meet people and help out in a fun environment and spread the word about the coming Open 2013 events.

Please send a covering letter, letting us know what role/s you are interested in putting Volunteer application- Your Name in the topic box.

Send your letter to info@photofringe.com before the 10 October 2013.

Brighton Photo Fringe (BPF) is a vibrant organisation that supports and develops photographers, lens-based artists and a wide public audience. Every two years BPF designs and delivers a city-wide festival of exhibitions and events that attracts local, national and international participants, partners and audiences. In the interim year BPF hosts a smaller festival with a curated exhibition and events. It is fundamental to BPF that our activities are inclusive and accessible to all.
25/09/2013

September13

Curators' Professional Development Opportunity

To those who have expressed concerns about our professional development opportunity for curators,

Thank you for your comments and for your input into this process. This is a professional development opportunity, with the participants being offered a series of free workshops teamed with hands-on experience of the curatorial process. Rather than save Brighton Photo Fringe money, we have had to raise funds in this very difficult environment, to put this project on. The exhibition does have a curator, who is leading the programme of talks and workshops offered to the participant emerging curators, and also technical staff to do the work of putting up the exhibition. The participants are being guided through a process and we will do our very best to make sure that it is a valuable and enriching experience for them.

To let you know a little more about the organisation, we are a group of volunteers making up the Board of Trustees. We have no permanent paid staff, as funding for this is not available. We do run a volunteer scheme when we feel it is appropriate, but always do our best to move the people who work with us into paid employment with us or other organisations. We do have a track record of success with this.

I hope this has addressed your concerns.

Best wishes,
Gordon MacDonald
Chair of the Board of Trustees
25/09/2013

February

The Monthly Meet

Thanks to everyone who came along to the first meeting of 2013 last week. It was great to see some familiar faces and meet new people, and the ideas exchange we had was really inspiring!

The first thing to be put into action is a name change..."networking meetings" are no more...from now on we look forward to seeing you at our BPF Monthly Meet!

These Meets are for anyone interested in photography and lens-based media...or just wanting to know more and meet lovely people. You don't have to have ever exhibited during BPF, nor do you need to be planning to. We're rejuvenating our gatherings and for 2013 you can expect a regular monthly gathering, for photo-socialising, ideas exchange, talks, peer support and much more.

Full details of the next Monthly Meet to be released later this week: Keep up to date with Meet plans via our website, Facebook and Twitter.

Calling all previous BPF exhibitors!

Have you exhibited during a festival before? Do you want an opportunity to present and discuss your work? Are you happy to answer questions about your experience as a BPF exhibitor? Then we want to hear from you!

We're planning to organise a couple of events at which people who've never exhibited at BPF (or possibly anywhere) can meet those who have and get an insight into the BPF experience. If you'd like to learn more about taking part as a past exhibitor, please contact jane@photofringe.org
23/09/2013

August

Inside Out: BPF commission Anthony Luvera

We're excited to announce our new collaborative project working with people who've experienced homelessness led by photographer Anthony Luvera. Funded by the Big Lottery Fund, Awards for All and in partnership with First Base, Inside Out will create on-going photographic facilities for Brighton's homeless population, in order to provide a means of self-expression, while creating forums for discussion and debate around the ethics of representation of those on the margins of society.

Inside Out will offer a platform to people who are homeless in Brighton & Hove. Through a series of practical workshops participants will be able to tell stories and document their lives. The images and stories created will be exhibited as part of Brighton Photo Fringe 2014. There will also be a launch event for the project as part of this year's BPF13.
09/09/2013

August

OPEN'13 - Call for Submissions!

Brighton Photo Fringe OPEN13
In partnership with Phoenix Brighton and Metro Imaging
Open Submission Exhibition
November - December 2013

Thank you for your interest - submissions for this opportunity are now closed.
12/08/2013

July

BPF Turns Ten: Celebrating a Decade of Fringe Activity

This autumn we're planning to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this popular and internationally respected festival with an exciting range of exhibitions and events...and as ever, you're all invited! More details of what's on and how you can become involved will be released soon along with details of the Brighton Photo Fringe Open 13 in partnership with Phoenix Brighton.

Your Brighton Photo Fringe Needs You
BPF is in need of your help to realise the ambitious plans for the 10th anniversary events. Following an unsuccessful funding application to the Arts Council England, we're asking all those who have enjoyed and benefitted from BPF's programme to contribute to the forthcoming festival in order for us to continue our commitment to an open and inclusive event free to everyone. There is no suggested donation level, but please do what you can to support our work towards your Brighton Photo Fringe.

You can use the link here to visit our site where you will find a Donate Now button at the bottom of the home page. Your help and continued support is greatly appreciated. Alternatively, if you'd like to sponsor us or contribute in any other way then we'd love to hear from you: info@photofringe.org

We're also recruiting volunteers to help during our activity this November. Please email us to add your name to the list. Interviews will be carried out in early September.

Monthly Meets
Thanks to everyone who came along to our last Monthly Meet, and thanks in particular to Danny Wilson Memorial Award 2012 winner, Joan Alexander and Rebecca Drew who gave an intelligent and engaging discussion of Joan's work. We had a great turn out and it was lovely to see some familiar faces and welcome new people to BPF.

We're taking a short break from the Meets, but are planning to be back late in September as we prepare to celebrate our Big 10 Birthday! Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.

A big THANK YOU to volunteers Elin Karlsson and Hannah Futers, who have done a brilliant job working with BPF recently, including organising Monthly Meets. Your time, skills and commitment are hugely appreciated.

Brighton Photo Fringe Director
Claire Lloyd, who was the Director of BPF for 18 months, has decided to move on to pursue personal projects, including returning to her practice as a film maker and setting up a cultural consultancy. The Board of Trustees would like to wish her every success for the future. BPF will be advertising for the position of Director of the organisation in the near future.

New Board Members
We are very happy to welcome new members to the BPF Board of Trustees. Joining current Trustees Gordon MacDonald (Chair), Rebecca Drew and Fergus Heron are: photographic artist Lisa Barnard, curator and arts manager Chloe Hoare, and former BPF Director Helen Cammock.
11/06/2013

New Eco-Focus Themes

Get Involved!

For the Eco Focus project we've teamed up with the Biosphere Partnership and Brighton & Hove City Council to create a living arts project that you can participate in by simply uploading your photographs to the project webpage.

We have recently added two new themes for you to respond to; Early Morning Light and Moons. So whatever time of day you are out and about with your camera get your pic's uploaded to our map of sussex pin-poining where your picture was taken.

Simply go to the Eco Focus page via the Projects tab on this website.
28/05/2013

June

New Tumblr Theme..

Following on from the success of the past two months themed submissions; Nature and Spring where we have had some great entries. Our new theme for June is...My Favourite View.

Inspired by our Eco Focus project with the Brighton & Hove and Lewes Downs Biosphere Project, we welcome you to get involved and engage with your environment.

Go here for more information on how to submit. http://photofringe.tumblr.com/post/47102279113/the-brighton-photo-fringe-tumblr-is-back-with

And here to see what people are sharing:

http://photofringe.tumblr.com/
08/05/2013

May

May Monthly Meet

This month join us for a drink and talk about photobooks and self-publishing with the Photobook show.

First Floor Bar at Dukes at Komedia
Tuesday 14th May
6:30pm- 8:00pm

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Photobook Show is a Brighton-based arts organisation, set up in 2011 by William Sadowski and Kevin
Beck to raise the profile of artist-led photobooks, with particular focus on self-published or hand-
crafted works. It aims to hold several exhibitions a year, alongside talks and workshops, to promote
the visibility of photobooks.

Photobook Show has established a free library of photobooks for public perusal at Workflow Studio
in Brighton alongside its bookmaking facilities.

Gordon, Hannah and Elin from BPF will be on hand for questions and conversations about anything
and everything BPF. We would love to meet you!

These free Meets are for anyone interested in photography and lens-based media or just wanting to
know more and meet lovely people. Photo-socialising, ideas exchange, talks, peer support and much
more. Let's meet there!

Submitt Your photogrpahs to our Tumblr page

Inspired by our Eco Focus project with the Brighton& Hove and Lewes Downs Biosphere Project,
we are continuing our themed open submissions. Thank you to all of you who took part in our last month, responding to the theme Nature. We are following up this month with a new theme: Spring!

So whether you are a pro or everyday instagramer, we invite you to have some fun and submit your
images to be featured on our Tumblr page. The only requirement is that they are inspired by this months theme!

Go here for more information on how to submit. http://photofringe.tumblr.com/post/47102279113/the-brighton-photo-fringe-tumblr-is-back-with

And here to see what people are sharing:

http://photofringe.tumblr.com/

Jinkyun Ahn announced as winner of the Flash Forward- Emerging Photographers 2013

We would like to say congratulations to Jinkyun Ahn! He was recently announced as one of the winners of this years Flash Forward Maganta Award. In 2012 Jinkyun was selected for the Brighton
Photo Fringe OPEN and had his first Major solo exhibition at the Pheonix. We are so happy to see Fringe participants have success and looking forward to seeing more of Jinkyun's work in the future.
12/04/2013

April

April Monthly Meet

This month drop by for a drink, talk photography, landscape, and project progression with Interlope, a newly formed art collective who exhibited their work "Along the Lines of..." during BPF2012.

Upstairs at Fitzherberts, New Road
Tuesday 16th April
6:30pm - 8pm
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Based in the South East, Interlope consists of Ali Farmer, Fleur Alston, Jane Sellman and Elin Karlsson. For the 2012 Brighton Photo Fringe they walked from the Lucy Bell Gallery in St Leonard's on Sea to Brighton for the exhibition "Along the Lines of..."

"We had one show in St Leonard's and one in Brighton and wanted to walk in between the two venues to symbolize the journey ahead of us as artists as we had just left university." Along the way they made new work inspired by the cultural heritage of the South Coast.

Since the festival Interlope has been invited to take Along the Lines of... across the channel to an arts festival in Dieppe, France. For this stage they are taking the project further developing ideas for a book. "We are testing ourselves as a collective, working with the curation of the photograph and new ways of making work through interaction with the landscape."
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Claire and Jane from BPF will be on hand for questions and conversations about anything and everything BPF. We'd love to meet you!

These Meets are for anyone interested in photography and lens-based media or just wanting to know more and meet lovely people. Photo-socialising, ideas exchange, talks, peer support and much more.

(We regret this venue is only accessible by stairs, please contact us if you have any questions about access).

The BPF Tumblr is back with monthly themed submissions!

Inspired by our Eco Focus project with the Brighton & Hove and Lewes Downs Biosphere Project, we welcome you to get involved and engage with your environment.

In the first of several planned Eco Focus-ed events and in celebration of Earth Day (April 22nd) we're kicking off our monthly submissions this April with the simple theme: Nature

So whether you're a pro or everyday instagramer, we invite you to have some fun and submit your images to be featured on our Tumblr page. The only requirement is that they're inspired by this month's theme!

Click here for more information on how to submit:
http://photofringe.tumblr.com/post/47102279113/the-brighton-photo-fringe-tumblr-is-back-with

And here to see what people are sharing:
http://photofringe.tumblr.com/
09/03/2013

March

March Monthly Meet

TOMORROW - drop by for a drink, talk photography, film and collaboration as we introduce DUB LUX, a new artist duo brimming with ideas for events that you can be involved with.

Upstairs at Fitzherberts, New Road
Thursday 21st March
6:30pm - 8pm
(We regret this venue is only accessible by stairs, please contact us if you have any questions about access).

DUB LUX is a duo of two lens-based artists with the desire to nurture passion; by offering and giving shared experiences through the means of art. Our aim is to create on-going collaboration with creative entrepreneurs, providing alternative nights full of interaction and unique experience. We are pro-active, energetic, curious, wild, fresh, ironic, full of joy, quirky and slightly crazy - if not totally. DUB LUX is everything but a definition.

Claire and Jane will also be on hand for questions and conversations about anything and everything BPF. We'd love to meet you!

Future Meets will feature:
2012 Danny Wilson Memorial Award winner, Joan Alexander and her beautiful and experimental work
A pecha kucha by past Fringe exhibitors
Ideas sharing on experimental exhibition
Peer support and project development
Suggestions and ideas for Meets are very welcome, get in touch: info@photofringe.org

These Meets are for anyone interested in photography and lens-based media or just wanting to know more and meet lovely people. Photo-socialising, ideas exchange, talks, peer support and much more.