August 4, 2003, (near) Tikrit, Iraq
© Geert van Kesteren
Courtesy the artist
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Hello and Happy Christmas

24.12.10 | Rosie Hermon

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

BPB and me

18.11.10 | Leah Bartczak

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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

Philip Jones Griffiths, Recollections

06.02.09 | Julian Stallabrass

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

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

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

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

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

BPB 2008 Conference Memory of Fire: The War of Images and Images of War

18.09.08 | Chloe Hoare

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Programmed by Julian Stallabrass and organised by Brighton Photo Biennial and supported by the University of Brighton, BPB 2008 Conference, on Saturday 15th November 2008, will bring together internationally renowned photographers, media theorists and art historians to discuss the production, exhibition and distribution of images of war, referencing historical and contemporary photographic practice. .....read more