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April 2016

Please join us for the April First Monday event, hosted by our partner Phoenix Brighton. 

Come along to this informal gathering and find out the latest Photo Fringe news and how to participate in this year's festival in October 2016. We will be sharing some of our plans and hosting a panel discussion and Q&A about finding funding for BPF16. New opportunities will be announced. 

This month we will be joined by lens-based artist, educator and curator and former Director of Brighton Photo Fringe Helen Cammock, who has exhibited in past Photo Fringe festivals and has just been on a Fresh Milk residency in Barbados. You can read her blog here.

We are also planning to host a peer review session for photographers with projects in development for BPF16. If you would like to participate please email rebecca@photofringe.org with the subject line FIRST MONDAY REVIEWS. 

Doors open 6.00pm
Speakers from 6.30pm
Green Room
Phoenix Brighton
Sign up to the facebook event here
Pay Bar
Free and open to all
New main entrance with disabled access. 

First Monday - 7 March 2016

6.30pm to 8.30pm
Green Room
Phoenix Brighton
Pay Bar
Doors open 6pm
Entry is free and open to all.
Donations welcome.

Please join us on our Photo Fringe First Monday, hosted by our partner Phoenix Brighton.

Come along to this informal gathering and find out the latest Photo Fringe news and how to participate in this year's festival in October. We will be sharing some of our plans and hosting a discussion about the ways you can get involved.

This month we will be joined by photographer Chloe Lelliott. Based in Brighton, Chloe's work revolves around our experience of place, how we both navigate and construct spaces physically and psychologically. She predominantly photographs transitory spaces and locations where people can be transported, absorbed or lose oneself.

Chloe Lelliott studied at Falmouth College of Arts and completed her Masters at Brighton University (2012). She exhibits regularly in both the UK and Europe including Photo Biennale Thessaloniki-Greece, Novas Artes Festival-Portugal, Cork Photo Festival and Brighton Photo Fringe.

Chloe is also a founding member of the Map6 Collective that was established in 2011 and now compromises 9 members. Map6 Collective create bodies of work around a central theme or geographical location. Most recently the collective were selected to exhibit at BPF14 Collectives Hub at Vantage Point.

We will also be joined by a panel of artists who have exhibited in past Fringe festivals and we will be hosting a discussion on how to find a venue. We'll also be announcing some venue opportuniities.

We want to hear about your projects and ideas so come along and share your plans for BPF16.

We look forward to seeing you there.

photo: (C) Chloe Lelliott, from the series 'Subterraneans'.

FIrst Monday - 1 February 2016

6.30pm to 8.30pm
Green Room
Phoenix Brighton
Pay Bar
Doors open 6pm
Entry is free and open to all.
Donations welcome.

Please join us on our first free Photo Fringe First Monday event for 2016, hosted by our partner Phoenix Brighton.

Come along to this informal gathering and find out the latest Photo Fringe news and how to participate in this year's festival in October. We will be sharing some of our plans and hosting a discussion about the ways you can get involved.

This month we will be joined by two artists who have exhibited in past Fringe festivals: : Lynn Weddle and Eva Kalpadaki.

Lynn Weddle is a Brighton-based artist who has been working since 2003 as an artist and artist educator. Her practice is concerned with portraiture and the myriad of ways we present and are presented through photography.

Lynn's project for BPF14, Living Portrait was a large-scale installation of photographic sound tableaux, made in collaboration with sound artist Anya Ustaszewski, that celebrated and shared the lives of young carers. It was held at Brighton Media Centre Gallery.

Lynn also runs the Charlotte Miller Art Project, that supports disadvantaged children and young people in the UK and abroad by providing creative opportunities for them to explore, express and enjoy themselves through art.

Visit cmap.org.uk and http://www.disabilityartsonline.org.uk/living-portraits-lynn-weddle

Eva Kalpadaki is a fine art photographer and photography tutor based in Brighton. Eva works against the conventions of using photography to produce a record or document of the world and uses the photographic medium to create a tension between representation and abstraction. She works in a field of tension between photography and painting, between photography and drawing... exploring the fluidity and endless possibilities of one line in whichever direction it takes her.

Eva was selected for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2008 exhibition and has an international exhibition profile. Born in Crete, Greece, she was awarded a Greek State Foundation scholarship and gained her PhD from the University of Kent. Eva is also a qualified teacher and runs photography and curating courses at Evolution and Phoenix Brighton.

Visit www.evakalpadaki.co.uk

We look forward to seeing you there.


Photo Fringe First Monday - 7 December

Melissa Campbell

Please join us for this year's final free First Monday event, hosted by our partner Phoenix Brighton.

This month we will be joined by three Brighton photographers: Melissa Campbell, Charlotte King and John House.

Come along to this informal gathering to find out the latest Photo Fringe news and how to participate in the next festival in October 2016.

Doors open 6.00pm
Speakers from 6.30pm
Green Room
Phoenix Brighton
Sign up to the facebook event here
Pay Bar

NB. Please use the South door as the main door is being rebuilt. Very regrettably, we have been informed that there is currently no disabled access. If this affects you please do contact me at rebecca@photofringe.org and we will find a solution.

Charlotte King

Melissa Campbell studied printmaking and then an MA in Photography, graduating last year. She exhibited her project 'Still Life' with other contemporaries in the exhibition 'Mythopoesis' at One Eyed Jacks gallery during BPF 2014 and was one of the many photographers involved in Tim Andrew's project 'Over The Hil'l.

Still Life is a short film and limited edition book about her 50 year-old MG Magnette. Using photographs donated by some of the previous owners, with a narrative combining fact and fiction, the work explores ideas of collective memory, the family archive, and ideology. The work was shortlisted for this year's Bloomberg New Contemporaries, nominated for the Magnum/PhotoLondon Graduate Photography Award, and was selected by Dewi Lewis for Source Magazine's Graduate Photographic Review. It was also exhibited as part of East Sussex Open at Towner, Eastbourne.

Visit Melissa's website for more information.

John House

A recent graduate of the University of Brighton, Charlotte King exhibited in BPF14 at Vantage Point whilst still a student, as part of the collective Roots. Since graduating, Charlotte has set up Lumine's Lab, a creative workshop that explores art and science, in collaboration with fellow Roots member Charlotte Wilson. She is also a woman's rights and body image campaigner and manages social media for Endangered Bodies.

Experimental processes and materiality are integral to Charlotte's practice, which revolves around human relationships within nature and place. Influenced by psychoanalytic theory, she draws on the mundane and disregarded. Recent work investigates food waste, documenting the deliberate growth of bacteria and mould.

Visit Charlotte's website for more information.
Visit Charlotte's website for more information.

John House is a frequent exhibitor in the Photo Fringe. A graduate of the University of Brighton, John now teaches photography. He was shortlisted for the Danny Wilson Memorial Prize for his installation 'Being Nobody, Going Nowhere' in 2012. He has written a very informative blog about the project.

For BPF14 John curated 'The Shot I Never Forgot', inviting over 25 artists to submit images that they had never before shown but that they had never forgotten - memorable images that didn't belong to any particular body of work. Each image was accompanied by a poignant story, collated into a newsprint catalogue. Artists included Rut Blees Luxembourg, Murray Ballad and Stuart Griffiths amongst many others.
Read some of them here.

Photo Fringe First Monday - 2 November

Join us for another informal gathering hosted by our partner Phoenix Brighton on 2 November. 6.00 to 8.30pm. Talk at 6.30pm. Free, Pay bar.

This month we will be joined by artists/curators Monica Alcazar Duarte and Sunil Shah.

Monica won the Danny Wilson Memorial Award, People's Choice Prize, last year for her outstanding exhibition at Vantage Point, Your photographs could be used by drug dealers, recently acquired for the book collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Yale University Gallery and The Joan-Flasch Collection at The Arts Institute of Chicago. A Mexican/British photographer and independent curator, Monica lives in between Mexico and London. A former charity campaigner, she currently works as a documentary photographer for self-initiated independent projects and NGOs in England and abroad. Her work focuses on societies in the midst of a struggle
to change.

Visit Monica's website for more information.

Sunil Shah is an artist and curator based in Oxford. He was a BPF Trainee Curator in 2013 and also curated an exhibition for BPF12 at The Coach House, shortlisted for the Danny Wilson Memorial Award. He is a recipient of Magnum Photos, Photographers' Gallery and Source Magazine graduate awards and has received curating education and mentorships Autograph ABP and with the Royal College of Art/Inspires Curating Conversations programme. His first solo show, Uganda Stories was held at the New Art Exchange, Nottingham in 2015. He has also curated several shows including Making Home at the Royal Geographic Society, Max Colson: Virtual Control - Security and the Urban Imagination at RIBA as well as the BPF OPEN13 at Phoenix Brighton. He is interested in the politics of photographic representation and conceptual post-documentary practices with relation to history, memory and identity.

Visit Sunil's website for more information.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Phoenix Brighton

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Photo Fringe First Mondays

(Image '288 Days' by Amelia Shepherd.)

We're delighted to announce a new series of monthly events. First Mondays will take place on the first Monday of every month, kindly hosted by our partner Phoenix Brighton, from 6.30 to 8.30pm, starting on 1 June 2015.

Come along to hear about plans for next year's festival; news and opportunities for practicing photographers; informal talks by guest speakers, previous participants and local photographers.

Next event: 7 September.
Speakers include: Amelia Shepherd, winner of the Trainee Curators Choice, Danny Wilson Memorial Award for her BPF14 exhibition 288 Days.

Amelia has exhibited in three BPF festivals to date, each project being produced in very different ways and installed in a wide range of spaces.

Amelia Shepherd is a freelance photographer specialising in documentary, portrait and reportage. She has a
particular interest in creating collaborative photographic installations and exhibitions which invite public interaction.
She lives and works in Brighton, UK.
Visit her website here


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 rebecca@photofringe.org

BPF14 Online Survey

We want your feedback - If you visited any events or exhibitions as part of BPF14 during October, we'd love to get your feedback. Please take a few minutes to complete our online survey for your chance to win a copy of Saddam Hussein Watches by Martin Parr. We will be drawing one lucky winner from the completed surveys on 14th December 2014.

Take me to the BPF14 survey!



(image: Blue Rock by Alexandra Lethbridge)

Thank you to everyone who came to the closing event for BPF14 on Saturday 1 Nov. It was a great evening that all began with the announcement of Danny Wilson Memorial Award winners. For the first time, this year we offered three categories: the Professionals' Choice, the Trainee Curators' Choice and the Peoples' Choice.

Congratulations to...
The Professionals' Choice winner
Alexandra Lethbridge

Alexandra Lethbridge exhibited at One Eyed Jacks gallery as part of the group show "Mythopoesis". The work she showed was from her 2014 project, "The Meteorite Hunter", an archive of a search for meteorites and the places they come from.

'The work is based on the impulse to search for the 'other' within the everyday. Using the notion of the Meteorite as a metaphor for the fantastical hidden with in the everyday, the body of work is a document of a hunt to locate the ethereal and sublime in the mundane and banal.' Alexandra Lethbridge

'From the outset I could see that Alexandra's practice and presentation of work was innovative and challenges photographic preconceptions of the landscape and its interpretation. She has great potential and I very much look forward to seeing where she next takes her practice'. Steve Macleod, Metro Imaging

Selected by:
• Mariama Attah (Programme Curator, Photoworks)
• Fariba Farshad (Director, Candlestar)
• Steve Macleod (Director, Metro Imaging)
• Aaron Schuman (Photographer and Senior Lecturer University of Brighton) and
• Anne Williams (Programme Director for Photography, LCC)

(Image: from 288 Days by Amelia Shepherd)

Congratulations to...
Trainee Curators' Choice Winner
Amelia Shepherd

Amelia Shepherd exhibited her project "288 Days" as part of a two-piece show "Common Place" on the fourth floor at Vantage Point.

'288 Days looks to confront and negotiate a public gaze and its impact on my own expectations and responses from being pregnant. The installation collates quotes, photo-documents and my own reflections throughout my nine months aiming to subvert stereotypes with a humorous honesty to expose my own pregnancy experience.' Amelia Shepherd

Selected by BPF14 trainee curators:
Clare Bennett, Edwin Coomasaru and Ali Farmer.

(Image: installed works by Monica Alcazar Duarte)

Congratulations to...
People's Choice Winner
Monica Alcazar Duarte

Monica Alcazar Duarte created an installation of images from her project "Your photographs could be used by drug dealers" on the 7th floor of Vantage Point.

'I documented life in two neighbouring towns on the Pacific coast of Mexico. The plan was to test the charged image of Mexico offered by the media and popular culture....The principles behind the project stem from my interest in exploring notions of meaning and interpretation in flux. My aim is to show images in a format where a fixed understanding is discouraged.' Monica Alcazar Duarte

Selected by online votes from visitors to BPF14.


BPF14 ends

As BPF14 draws to a close we would like to say thank you to all those who participated, visited, supported and exhibited.
Especially our partner venues Vantage Point, Phoenix Brighton, and The Regency Town House; our partners Metro Imaging and the University of Sussex; our funders Arts Council England, the Big Lottery Fund, Brighton & Hove City Council, and the London Road Portas Pilot; to all those who visited and took part at events; everyone who so generously donated items to the fundraising auction; everyone who bought a badge in support of Brighton Photo Fringe; the amazing volunteers who offered their time, skills and energy; and to all the exhibitors for taking part, for working so hard to create work, find and manage a space, and champion the spirit of BPF - you are Brighton Photo Fringe.

BPF14 Launch Day

Launch Party

Just two weeks to go until the launch of BPF14, a month of activity that will showcase a huge variety of photographic practice, and provide opportunities for all to participate.

Join us on 4 October to get your first view of the exhibitions and work of over 150 artists that form this year's festival, then celebrate with us at our BPF14 official Launch Party!

More information and ticket sales here.

(Image © Elin Karlsson)

4 Oct
website for only £4. All proceeds will go towards continuing BPF's support of early-career photographers.

Join us for a drink and a dance to celebrate BPF14!

Simon Roberts in conversation with Gabrielle Farah & Allan Grainger
4 Oct
Brighton Media Centre
Part of the exhibition A Sense of Place by Gabrielle Farah and Allan Grainger

OPEN14: Panel Discussion with Peter Watkins
5 Oct
Regency Town House
Book your FREE seat here

A free panel discussion between Peter Watkins and Daniel C. Blight with the BPF Trainee Curators. Interviews and essays about The Unforgetting by the BPF Trainee Curators will be available on our website soon.

Legacy Film: Who is Oscar?
5 Oct
3pm - 6pm
Phoenix Brighton
Join the FREE event here

This unique event will introduce Oscar Micheaux (1884-1951), with a short film about his life, followed by a special screening of his silent B&W film, 'Within Our Gates' (1920).

This rare screening will feature specially commissioned, live soundtrack by local Tanzanian Musician/Artist Saidi Jumanne Kanda. (t.b.c)

BPF14 Launch

Keep an eye out

(Image from We Love to Boogie, by George Coles)

Just four weeks to go until the launch of BPF14, a month of activity that will showcase a huge variety of photographic practice, and provide opportunities for all to participate. Join us on 4 October to get your first view of the exhibitions and work of over 150 artists that form this year's festival, then celebrate with us at our BPF14 official Launch Party!

This year, Brighton Photo Fringe present three Hubs for you to explore.

Regency Town House:OPEN14
6pm - 8pm
We're pleased to present The Unforgetting, the first solo exhibition by Peter Watkins, supported by our print partner Metro Imaging. Now in its sixth year, the OPEN has consistently presented some of the most exciting photography of our time.

Phoenix Brighton: Participation and Events Hub
7pm - 9pm
BPF14 welcome speeches 7:30pm
Phoenix Brighton hosts a number of exhibitions and events that express our commitment to curating participation and actively engaging audiences.

Vantage Point Collectives Hub
8pm - 9:30pm
Here we'll be showcasing 12 UK photography collectives selected from open submission. The BPF14 Collectives' Hub will be on the 7th floor of Vantage Point, near Preston Circus, a large open plan office space just ten minutes walk from Brighton Station.

See our exhibitions page for a full list of all those exhibitions that will be open on 4 October.

Launch Party
4 Oct
Alcampo Lounge
London Road

Following a day of exhibitions openings, we invite you to join us for the official BPF14 launch party. The celebration will be hosted by our partners Alcampo Lounge on London Road, there will be music from great local DJs and projections of work by BPF14 artists.

Tickets are on sale Here for only £4. All proceeds will go towards continuing BPF's support of early-career photographers.

Join us for a drink and a dance to celebrate BPF14!

(image: Emma Bailey)
Keep your eye out for these beauties popping up around town!

This week we took delivery of the brochures detailing all the exciting exhibitions and events that form BPF14. We're currently distributing to exhibitors and venues, so you'll be able to get your hands on these to plan your Brighton Photo Fringe festival visit very soon!


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)

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.


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.

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.


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.

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.

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

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

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.


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


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.


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......


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.


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


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.


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.


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.

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.


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:



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


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:


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.


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

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."

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:

And here to see what people are sharing:


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.