Really great interview with artist Anthony Lam in the latest issue of the Engage Journal (Engage 27 Exchange: Artists, Young People and Galleries).
We worked with Anthony during 2008 on the Post Up project, which gets a mention here! .....read more
A couple of weeks ago nearly one hundred year 9 and year 10 pupils descended on the University of Brighton to see the Photography Degree show, and to work alongside graduates and undergraduates for the day. The students led practical workshops with the school pupils at various locations at the university, and at Lighthouse where the degree show was held.
The day kicked off with an inspirational presentation from Monique Jackson who has just graduated from the Illustration course. Moni .....read more
As the new Arts Administration/ Communications and Marketing Assistant at BPB, I would just like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2011!
Over the coming months I will be updating this blog regularly to deliver updates and news from the BPB office as planning for the next Biennial gets underway.
I have just updated BPB's .....read more
Two months at the Brighton Photo Biennial have flown by already and this fledgling Project Co-ordinator has tried her hand at a range of new things. Thrown in at the deep end, I spent my first day of work at a disused 1930’s department store. The exhibition New Ways of Looking was to be installed at the former Co-op on London Road, Brighton, and I was to go on-site for an afternoon, to lend a hand. My head was spinning on day 1 with the sheer pace at which things move in the world of ar .....read more
One day a week for 6 months. It doesn’t sound like much, and to tell the truth it isn’t that much. But there is a lot you can learn in that time, especially in such a diverse, exciting environment like that of the office of the UK’s largest curated photography festival.
I have been working in the BPB office handling the local and regional PR. In my normal day-to-day life I handle national PR and marketing for a publishing company, so upon starting here in May I figur .....read more
A single, large format photograph, taken of a group of postal workers, thanking
members of a knitting circle for the gift of a homemade cosy for their local pillar box.
A gesture of solidarity to celebrate the hidden industry of those who work at night.
This group photograph is the product of a guerilla collaboration between
Jonathan Swain, the knitting circle, autonomous postal workers and a lighting
crew. It was a .....read more
Brighton Photo Biennial is pleased to announce the launch of TogetherAlone - a teaching resource for post 16 teachers and youth workers created as a result of an artist led filmmaking project with young people aged 13 – 18.
TogetherAlone is a short film made by young people, accompanied by information for post 16 teachers of Art & Design, Film Studies, Media Studies, Citizenship, Health & Social Care, and Humanities, and youth workers and agencies delivering a range of s .....read more
Post Up: The War of Images - A Resource For Teachers
This resource aims to support schools and colleges embarking on work that develops young peoples’ knowledge and understanding of conflict in the 21st Century. It is aimed at teachers of a range of 14 – 19 subjects including Citizenship, Media Studies, Art & Design, Religious Studies, History, and of course, Photography.
Presented here is a selection of material generated by BPB 2008’s P .....read more
I will be talking about Philip's work in Britain at his exhibition, Recollections, in the National Conservation Centre in Liverpool on Saturday 7th February at 11.30am. This talk is paired with Paul Lowe talking about David Goldblatt at his exhibition at Third Eye gallery that afternoon. The show at the NCC is really worth seeing, showing lots of Philip's lesser known work, alongside a display of his work in Vietnam. Recollections is also a book, which Philip completed just before he died, pu .....read more
Tomorrow I will be giving a talk at the Barbican on the war of images in thd digital age. It is at 7pm in the Redgrave Suite on level 4. I will talk for about 40 minutes and then there will be plenty of time for responses from the audience. It would be great to see some of those interested in the Biennial there. Further details in the URL below. .....read more
Nice to see large exhibition for photography in this country. Photo journalism certainly needs it. Great that there were so many discussion groups on different issues around photography. That said i am disappointed that amongst all the shows and talks the work of the British Press Photographers Association or British Press Photographers Year was given no exposure at all or invited to any of the debates . At a time when press photography is having a tough time it would be nice at festiva .....read more
My experience of interning as a research assistant for this biennial opened my mind and eyes to the sorts of images one is able to access on the internet without restriction or censorship. I was asked to find different websites which represented the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, from both pro- and anti-war positions. Having a clear aim and purpose to surfing the net, I systematically sieved through the relevant sites. I found a consistent stabbing repetition of horrific images of destr .....read more
The exhibition at Bexhill, The Sublime Image of Destruction, stays open until January, but the other Biennial exhibitions have now closed. We are looking into possibilities for touring elements of the Biennial, both in the UK and abroad.
There are many people who deserve thanks for making the Biennial what it was, including all those who worked at the various venues, those who worked at the Biennial office, and those who helped with advice and loans, including people from the Imperial .....read more
Success!! We did it... our Post Up public event over two days in Jubilee Square and our Hub at the Lighthouse was a fantastic time and resounding success. Many people passing by the Square came to engage and enter into the spirit of our group's efforts. Lots of comments were posted onto our Peace Wall and we accumulated another batch of photo placard artworks made by people of all ages. We also handed out free copies of our special edition newspaper containing ar .....read more