Dead bodies on the street, photographed from a car. The maker of the photograph cannot be revealed. Victims are mostly kidnapped and then murdered. Bodies are thrown on the street as warning or terror. Some militias prohibit family members to pick up the dead bodies. Sometimes it proves be a booby trap.
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Barbican talk 15th January

14.01.09 | Julian Stallabrass

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

British Press Photographers

03.12.08 | Sean Smith

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

An account of researching for the Biennial

29.11.08 | Gabriela Cala-Lesina

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

Many thanks

26.11.08 | Julian Stallabrass

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

Post Up event - what happened...

18.11.08 | Anthony Lam

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    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

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 .....read more

Post Up balloon

09.11.08 | Anthony Lam

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Come and get a balloon (designed by our Post Up group members) as well as contribute to our Post Up event this Fri/Sat 14 - 15th November at Jubilee Square, Brighton between 10am - 4pm each day. .....read more

Zoriah Miller - Photojournalist talking about embedded photographers

06.11.08 | Chloe Hoare

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The PDN website has an interesting audio clip featuring Zoriah (a Photojournalist) talking about embedded photographers. .....read more

Comments Books

03.11.08 | Julian Stallabrass

Jody White wrote in the comment book for Iraq Through the Lens of Vietnam: ' Julian, please document / photograph this book (comments) and include it as part of the site. It is also a document/ record which will be a valuable archive and adds a further layer to the experience of the exhibition.' It is indeed a remarkable record of people's responses, and I will be posting a selection of the comments onto the blog for all the Brighton exhibitions (including Hirschhorn and Van K .....read more

Post Up group

03.11.08 | Anthony Lam

We have started! Our Post Up group consists of Year 9 students from Patcham High School and veterans who have experiences of war, particularly World War 2. The group have been working together now for 3 sessions and have been looking at materials held at the Mass Observation Archive www.massobs.org.uk. It has been really interesting to see the difference in ages between the participants disappear as they talk together, see e .....read more

In Conversation Podcasts: Available Now

29.10.08 | Chloe Hoare

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All our In Conversation events have been recorded and turned into handy podcasts for you to download. Follow this link to subscribe to the Biennial podcasts. There is one In Conversation event still to be uploaded. .....read more

Speaking and Responses

27.10.08 | Julian Stallabrass

I have been speaking about the Biennial in many different circumstances and to many different audiences. Something that has come across very strongly is that many people are deeply engaged by the subject, often feel that they have not been well-served by the mass-media depictions of it, and appreciate an attempt to bring about a more considered and critical view. Much of what I have done in curating the Biennial is to re-present photojournalism in a frame that allows for a deeper engagement w .....read more

The Autumn/Winter issue of Photoworks Magazine is available on newsstands worldwide.

16.10.08 | Chloe Hoare

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The issue includes the Brighton Photo Biennial 2008 Programme. Co-published with Photoworks, this fully illustrated 24 page publication provides details of BPB 2008 exhibitions and events including a concise essay by Julian Stallabrass introducing festival themes and issues, and an essay by Sarah James exploring the genre of aftermath photography in the museum. .....read more

PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE COMMUNITY

14.10.08 | Annis Joslin

"Photography in the Community" is an extension studies course for 2nd year undergraduates from different courses (Photography, Illustration, Visual Culture and Critical Fine Art Practice) at the University of Brighton. The course is aimed at students who are interested in gaining practical work experience in the field of community arts and socially engaged practice. During the eight week course, the students will visit and engage with the Brighton Photo Biennial exhibitions "Ir .....read more

Geert Van Kesteren: Why Mister Why? and Baghdad Calling

13.10.08 | Julian Stallabrass

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Comment on this exhibition, on show at Lighthouse in Brighton, below: .....read more