Photography developed with the rise of major cities during the last great period of globalization. The aim of this afternoon symposium is to explore and discuss some of the ways contemporary artists and photographers make current economic conditions visible through experiences of urban environments.
Speakers include Eugenie Shinkle, Martin Newth, Fergus Heron, presented by the University of Brighton.
Photoworks is excited to announce the fifth edition of the acclaimed Brighton Photo Biennial, once again bringing international and emerging photographers and artists to the city. From 6 October – 4 November 2012 Brighton will be populated by free exhibitions, new commissions, events and interventions, at a host of established and more unusual venues across the city’s urban landscape.
When & Where
Photoworks: Brighton Photo Biennial
Brighton Photo Biennial is an ambitious, bold and innovative festival of international photography. It aims to offer a challenging and stimulating event to wide and varied audiences. Previous editions have been curated by Jeremy Millar (2003), Gilane Tawadros (2006) and Julian Stallabrass (Memory of Fire, 2008). The most recent edition, curated by Martin Parr (New Documents, 2010), attracted audiences of over of 60,000, making it one of the best attended photography festivals in the world. Following a successful merger in late 2011, the 2012 edition of the Brighton Photo Biennial is curated and produced by Photoworks, the UK’s leading visual arts agency for photography.