A special after-hours tour of Reimagine with the exhibition's photographers Olivia Arthur and Bharat Sikka.
For this exhibition, A Photoworks/FOCUS Festival Mumbai co-commission in partnership with the University of Brighton, Olivia Arthur (UK) and Bharat Sikka (India) have collaborated for the first time to explore private and public presentation of self-image in relation to the body, gender, sexuality and fantasy. Their documentary project has been produced worling with communities in both Mumbai and Brighton, cities with sharply contrasting politics of gender and sexuality
(Image © Bharat Sikka, from the series Reimagine, Brighton 2016)
Find out more about this exhibition and he many other events and free exhibitions that make up Brighton Photo Biennial 2016 at bpb.org.uk
Olivia Arthur (b. 1980) is a London-based photographer, who has worked for many years on the East-West cultural divide. Her first book, Jeddah Diary, was about the lives of young women in Saudi Arabia. Her second book, Stranger, is a journey into Dubai seen through the eyes of the survivor of a shipwreck. Her work has been exhibited internationally and has been included in institutional collections in the UK, USA, Germany and Switzerland. She is co-founder of Fishbar, a publisher and space for photography in London. She is a member of Magnum Photos.
Bharat Sikka (b. 1973) grew up in India and now lives and works between Europe and India. He studied at the Parsons School of Design, New York. Documenting contemporary visions of India, Bharat has exhibited widely and has contributed to publications such as The New York Times, W, The New Yorker, i.D, Vogue, Vogue Homme International, Details and Time Magazine.