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
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
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
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
The PDN website has an interesting audio clip featuring Zoriah (a Photojournalist) talking about embedded photographers. .....read more
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
BJP’s essential annual event for pro photographers.
Announcing special guest:
Simon Norfolk, currently showing in The Sublime Image of Destruction at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill as part of BPB 2008.
Plus; Jacob Aue Sobol & Simon Roberts
Friday 7th November, 10am-5pm, Business Design Centre, London, N1
Come and learn from the best in the business at Europe’s only event dedicated .....read more
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
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 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
It came as quite a surprise to see Frank Hurley’s images of World War One hanging at Charleston, the home of the Bloomsbury set in Sussex. In many ways, Charleston was the antithesis of the 1914-1918 war, yet at the same time owed its existence –or at least its Bloomsbury significance- to it.
While young men in their millions were dying in horrific circumstances in the trenches across the English Channel, Charleston was a seeming oasis of aesthetic calm, artistic sensibili .....read more
I'd like to share this installation piece as it deals with the Abu Ghraib photographs released by the international press in May 2004, depicting human right abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison. I transformed the images into a collection of postage stamps that I then mailed around the globe.
The work addresses issues surrounding the consumption, treatment and dissemination of widely circulated photographs, particularly violent and gruesome imagery. The series invites u .....read more