August 4, 2003, (near) Tikrit, Iraq
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Thomas Hirschhorn: The Incommensurable Banner

13.10.08 | Julian Stallabrass

Comment on this exhibition, on show at Fabrica, Brighton, below: There are many lengthy and heartfelt responses in the gallery's comments book. One asks: where are the pictures of the victims of the terrorists? Well, there are undoubtedly many of them in the banner. Hirschhorn does not ask of these pictures--who are the dead, are they terrorist or soldier or civilian? There are also pictures from different wars included. His interest is partly in weapons as agents of terror as .....read more

Photography and Revolution: Memory Trails Through the Latin American Left

13.10.08 | Julian Stallabrass

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Comment on this exhibition, co-curated by Susie Medley and Julian Stallabrass at the Winchester Gallery, below: .....read more

Designs for Solidarity

13.10.08 | Julian Stallabrass

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Comment on this exhibition, curated by Catherine Moriarty, and displayed at the University of Brighton below: .....read more

Philip Jones Griffiths: Agent Orange

13.10.08 | Julian Stallabrass

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Comment on this exhibition at Pallant House, Chichester below: .....read more

Frank Hurley: Photographing the First World War

13.10.08 | Julian Stallabrass

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Iraq Through the Lens of Vietnam

13.10.08 | Julian Stallabrass

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Add your comments on the exhibition below. There have already been many lengthy, thoughtful and engaged responses written into the gallery comments book. One asked: why are there no Vietnamese images critical of their regime or any Iraqi images critical of Al Qaeda? We do show Vietnamese images that the North Vietnamese government would have been uncomfortable showing, as some of the captions make clear. These show dead US servicemen, and also Vietnamese casualites of .....read more

Frank Hurley at Charleston

13.10.08 | Richard Howells

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

Brighton Photo Biennial 2008 Opening Weekend

04.10.08 | Bruno Ceschel

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The Brighton Photo Biennial has now launched its third edition. Thank you to everybody who came to the opening night on Thursday. It was great to see so many people. Check out the pictures of the opening night on our Facebook and Flicker pages.   .....read more

Abu Ghraib - Installation piece 2004/2006

03.10.08 | Giuseppe di Bella

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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

BPB 2008 Resource for Teachers

19.09.08 | Juliette Buss

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BPB is pleased to announce the launch of a resource for teachers planning visits to BPB 2008 exhibitions. Download the pack here .....read more

Engage conference ties in with BPB

19.09.08 | Juliette Buss

We are thrilled that Engage (the National Association for Gallery Education) have this year, decided to hold their international conference Rules of Engagement: Art, Conflict and Gallery Education in Brighton to tie in with Brighton Photo Biennial. The conference examines the role of art, artists and gallery educators in sites or situations of conflict and includes a presentation from Julian Stallabrass, visits to BPB exhibitions and contributions from the Biennial e .....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

Julian Stallabrass interviews on Foto8 and Resonance104.4fm

16.09.08 | Bruno Ceschel

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Read Guy Lane's interview with Julian in FOTO8 and listen to Julian talking about BPB 2008 on Resonance104.4fm's Free University of the Airwaves.   .....read more

BPB/BPF Portfolio Review Day Submission Guidelines

11.09.08 | Chloe Hoare

The submission guidelines for the Brighton Photo Biennial/Brighton Photo Fringe Portfolio Review Day have now been released. Click here for full details. Deadline for Submissions: Monday 6th October. Date of Portfolio Reviews: Saturday 8th November. Reviews Venue: Sallis Benney Theatre, University of Brighton, Grand Parade, Brighton, BN2 0JY. Successful applican .....read more

Frank Hurley at Charleston

01.09.08 | Julian Stallabrass

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Due to the different requirements of the various galleries that host Biennial exhibitions, some open and close at different times from the main festival. So the Frank Hurley exhibition of First World War photographs at Charleston has now opened. I did the hang with David Chandler and Ben Burbridge from Photoworks, our partner in this show. It is fascinating to see the prints which show Hurley's artistic decisions in dealing with the negatives, suppressing detail in the shadowed silhou .....read more