August 4, 2003, (near) Tikrit, Iraq
© Geert van Kesteren
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Brighton Photo Biennial 2008 closing weekend and our two final events.

13.11.08 | Helen Cadwallader

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I am delighted to announce the concluding weekend of the Brighton Photo Biennial 2008 and our two final events.

The one day conference Memory of Fire programmed by Julian Stallabrass on Saturday 15th November is a serious opportunity to engage with the themes and issues relating to this edition of the Biennial. And Post Up! The War of Images by Anthony Lam on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th November in Jubilee Square, Brighton is an open invitation to participate and engage with what war means to you.

This is also the last chance to see the exhibitions at our partner venues, although do check closing dates and times. For more information see the ‘exhibitions’ section of our website.

I hope you can join me, Julian Stallabrass and the rest of the Biennial team this weekend.

1. Brighton Photo Biennial: Memory of Fire, one day conference, programmed by Julian Stallabrass, Curator BPB 2008, organised by the Biennial with support from University of Brighton, will explore the production, distribution and engagement with images of war through photojournalism, contemporary art photography, architecture, and the media through referencing newsprint, publishing and online spaces and the art gallery.

Date: Saturday 15th November
Time: 09.30am – 5.45pm
Conference Venue: Sallis Benney Theatre, University of Brighton, Grand Parade, Brighton
Admission: £30 £15 (concessions) includes tea/coffee and a free copy of Photoworks magazine, issue 11, with an essay by Julian Stallabrass on the curation of BPB 2008 and editorial relating to the Biennial themes.
To book either contact: Dome Box Office, 29 New road, Brighton T: 01273 709 709. W:
Or you can buy a ticket on the day. Please arrive at the venue by 9.30am.
For the day’s itinerary, speaker biographies and in-depth outline see ’conference’:

2. Post Up! The War of Images by Anthony Lam, is a public event with veterans and year 9 pupils from Patcham High School in Jubilee Square, Jubilee Street in the heart of the cultural quarter of Brighton. Using material held by the Mass Observation Archive (held at the University of Sussex), BPB exhibitions and personal experiences as a starting point, Lam and the participants have been considering the way in which memory of war and media images affect modern day understanding of conflict. This event is a public opportunity for comment, contribution and participation and will include a peace wall, parade, balloon give away and speakers corner.
Come along and have your say.
Supported through Their Past Your Future 2 (TPYF2) programme funded by the Museums, Libraries & Archives Council. A Celebrating Age event.
Dates: Friday 14th and Saturday 15th November
Time: 10am-4pm (free)

Further details: please see Anthony’s blog entries below.