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Brighton Photo Biennial

Brighton Photo Biennial 2016 Beyond the Bias– Reshaping Image Welcome to the seventh edition of Brighton Photo Biennial. Once again we’re bringing international and UK-based photographers to the city of Brighton & Hove to create a month of free exhibitions and thought-provoking events for all. Each Biennial edition is based on a theme, and this year Beyond The Bias – Reshaping Image focuses on identity and understandings of our personal and projected image as influenced by the pervasive genre of fashion and style photography. The festival explores photography’s role in defining and informing our understanding of subjects such as: gender and sexuality, the representation of the body, the politics of style, subcultures and the subversion of social and cultural norms. Identity and self-representation are explored in relation to the wider context of mass-representation; where selfimage and attitude are often co-opted. Including work from documentary photographers and photographic approaches that knowingly reference the language of fashion and style photography, BPB16 unpicks understandings of image and self-image and photography’s role in that. At the core of BPB16 are three major new exhibition projects, one a European premiere of a show from the USA (p4), another two are new commissions; one centered on British Youth Style (p6), the other a UK/India collaboration exploring sexuality and gender (p2). These three shows are accompanied by an array of bespoke exhibition projects and enlivened by an events and digital programme. You can find BPB16 event highlights on page 16 and the full events programme at, or visit our BPB16 info hub at University of Brighton Galleries - Edward Street where you’ll find more information on the Biennial projects plus other ways to get involved with the festival and get behind the ideas raised by the exhibitions. The Brighton Photo Biennial is produced by Photoworks, a national development agency for photography based in the city. BPB brings together artists and photographers, specialists and enthusiasts, families, young people and those who just want to find something new. We look forward to seeing you. The Photoworks Team @photoworks_uk #BPB16 Right: © Harness Hamese, Andile Biyana and Lourens Gebhardt – In Sync, 2014 DCover: © Olivia Arthur/Magnum Photos, Sally Vate, from Reimagine, Brighton 2016


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