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
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
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
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
"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
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
I have just recorded a half hour talk about the Biennnial for Resonance FM's 'Free University of the Airwaves'. It picks up on some of the themes in 'Words Without Pictures' below. The talk will go out the week of the 18th August, probably more than once.
Details of the Free University here: http://resonancefm.com/archives/215 .....read more
I have been reading two books with lots of material about photographic images but no pictures. One, by Philip Gourevitch and Errol Morris, Standard Operating Procedure: A War Story, constructs the events at Abu Ghraib through interviews with the prison guards and other US Army personnel (Morris has produced a film of the same name using the same material). The authors do not reproduce the notorious photographs because they argue that the pictures in and of themselves are misleading, and what .....read more
I have been working through the 300-odd publicly available images from Abu Ghraib to make a selection for the University of Brighton Gallery exhibition, Iraq Through the Lens of Vietnam. It is far from being a usual curatorial task. How to select among the various horrors exhibited? Should one stress the repetitious nature of this photographic trophy taking, or give full scope to its variety? How should such images be displayed? Should they be differentiated from the examples of photojournali .....read more